Jeannette Ridder-Numan (1957) received her PhD in Botany at the Leiden University. After some years at the University she joined the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in 2000 were she has since some years a position as senior coordinating advisor Large scale Research Infrastructures and International organisations. She is member of ESFRI as well as delegate in the ERIC Committee. She is delegate in the Governing Board F4E (ITER), and a former delegate in the Council of EMBL/EMBC (until 2017), where she had served as Chair of the Finance Committee EMBC and as Chair of the Finance Committee EMBL. She is also delegate in the OECD Global Science Forum, where she is member of the Bureau.