The board of OpenDoc Society consists of the following people:

  • Bert Bakker (chair)
  • Bob Goudriaan (treasurer)
  • Michiel Leenaars (vice-chair)

Bert Bakker

Bert BakkerBert Bakker (1958) is president of OpenDoc Society, other affiliations include President of the Association for International Labor brokers and the platform M.E.E.R. GGZ. In addition he is a member of the Board of Advisors of ECP-EPN and ambassador for Pax Aid for Children, seeking diversity in the media. He is employed as a senior advisor to international strategy consultants Meines & Partners. From 1994 to 2006 he was a prominent member of the Dutch House of Commons on behalf of D66 as their financial spokesperson. In addition he was involved with economic affairs, defense and media. He was chairman of the inquiry into the fall of Yuguslavian enclave Srebrenica, which led to the fall of the Dutch cabinet. Before he joined parliament he held a number of other positions, including being a correspondent of the Universitaire Pers (University Press) and head of administrative affairs and information of the SER (Social and Economic Council). He became a well-known public figure through his chairmanship of the inquiry that examined the peacekeeping missions of the Dutch army.

Bob Goudriaan

Bob GoudriaanBob Goudriaan (1966) is co-founder of Gendo. After studying tax law at Leiden University, Bob held various positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte all over the world supporting clients at high-tech startups. “Open” innovation and technology have always been Bob's primary areas of interests. At Deloitte he advised both SMB and multinationals in Technology, Media & Telecomms. He was, amongst other things, responsible for the Deloitte Fast 50 elections, a national program for fast-growing technology companies. Besides his work as CEO of Gendo and consultant on open innovation and scenario planning, Bob is Treasurer of the Open Doc Society, and involved in supporting the development and promotion of open document standards to improve interoperability, vendor independence and the preservation of digital documents.

Michiel Leenaars

Michiel Leenaars

Michiel Leenaars (1972, Netherlands) is Director of Strategy at NLnet and director of Internet Society Nettherlands. In addition he works for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) within its subsidiary Netherlands National Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF) as an advisor on e-Infrastructure and e-Science. For a number of years he was very active in the European policy body e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG) and has been the lead editor of the e-Infrastructures Roadmap, a long term strategic pan-European vision document maintained by the e-IRG. He has a background in Physics at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and Theory and history of literature/Visual and verbal communication at Tilburg University. He is active in a number of national and international organisations, such as Gridforum Nederland (secretary of the board),, NEN-normcommissie (NC) 381034 'Behandeling en uitwisseling van tekst', the Netherlands' mirror committee of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 'Document description languages and processing languages' (former chair), foundation (treasurer) and From 2006 to 2010 he was member of the strategic committee of the European domain name registry EURId. He regularly publishes articles and columns in a number of publications