The managing director of the Social Sciences Group, Laan van Staalduinen, has offered her resignation to the Executive Board. As reason she states that she is ready for a new challenge. Van Staalduinen will leave by mid-June.
Van Staalduinen became SSG-managing director in February 2012, first as interim, then permanently. She has shed the LEI, the department of Social Sciences and the centre for Development Innovation (CDI) through a difficult period, with her clear management style and explicit vision, claims the Executive Board, who regret that she is leaving. The SSG-managing director will use the summer to think in peace about her further career.
TheEecutive Board is looking for a successor. From mid-June on, Raoul Bino, managing director of AFSG, will act as observing managing director of the Social Sciences Group until the successor has arrived.