We are delighted to share that Michael Hogenboom has been appointed Co-President of Net Impact Amsterdam. He has worked with Net Impact Amsterdam since August 2020 and is a Director of the registered Stichting. 

Michael will take over from Cathy Sorbara, who is stepping aside to focus on other projects, including training her new puppy. She was instrumental in making Net Impact Amsterdam what it is today. We thank her for her contribution to building the organisation and wish her all the best. She will continue to be a member of Net Impact Amsterdam, so you will certainly still see her at one of our upcoming events.

Michael’s view is that tech plays a crucial role in the fight against climate change as it enables the smarter decisions, decisive actions and exponential adoption required to drive progress at scale. He believes in the power of community for realizing change and enjoys exploring and exchanging ideas for the best ways to deliver a better future. Feel welcome to connect with him on LinkedIn.

Dutch-born and Scottish-raised, Michael studied MSc Spaceflight at the Delft University of Technology. There, his focus on satellite instrumentation and space exploration drove home how precious our home planet and its ecosystems are for preserving the delicate balance of life. It was at this point that he started his journey to explore how technology can make a meaningful impact for good.

After graduation, Michael worked as a data science consultant at Axians. He was a founding member of the Axians Urban Science startup, which focused on applying data science to improve the urban environment and he co-founded the Axians young professionals network JAx. Alongside this he worked on various initiatives, such as the AMdEX data exchange for democratic data sharing with the Amsterdam Economic Board and tech4good with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Michael now works for Celonis as the Sustainability Lead for Solution Engineering. There, he is part of the growing sustainability department which uses the Celonis Execution Management System to measure and improve sustainability performance across a wide, interconnected range of business and supply chain processes.

“We are very excited for Michael to step into this role. He is strategic by nature and always sees the bigger picture. We’re lucky to have his views and ideas on board to help our members reach their impact goals.”

Andrea Palmer, Founder and Co-President of Net Impact Amsterdam

About Net Impact Amsterdam

Net Impact Amsterdam is the local professional chapter of the global sustainability platform, Net Impact. As a diverse professional organization, Net Impact Amsterdam is composed of members that seek to use their professional skills to drive positive environmental and social change, and to influence others to do the same. The volunteer-led chapter facilitates events and programmes that support members to use business as a force for environmental and social impact.

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