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SURF Board of Directors complete following the appointment of Ron Augustus as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

On Wednesday 13 May, the SURF Members' Council appointed Ron Augustus as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) and member of the SURF Board of Directors. He will start his new role on 1 September 2020.
Ron Augustus

Following the previous appointment of Jet de Ranitz as President and CEO, and Hans Louwhoff as Chief Operations Officer (COO), the new SURF Board of Directors is now complete. Together, the members of the Board of Directors will continue to build SURF's future.

Impact of digitisation on education and research

The SURF cooperative has great ambitions to increase the impact of the digitisation of education and research. Ron Augustus will contribute to this by further intensifying the cooperation with the members. He will bridge the gap between the wishes of the SURF members and the corresponding technical solutions and innovations. He can encourage, create and scale up innovation based on cooperation with members and coalitions with stakeholders.

Ron Augustus is currently still working for Microsoft Netherlands. He has gained previous experience at Oracle Netherlands. He is curious, he unites people and he is motivated by complex issues. His broad view, social commitment and knowledge of the business world are of great added value to SURF.

“Ron Augustus has completed my team. Besides complementary knowledge, Ron has a good sense of humour and a great deal of social commitment, which suit Hans and me well. I look forward to working together. ”
Jet de Ranitz