Michiel is the general director and chair of the board of NEMO since 2003. Under his leadership NEMO became the largest Science Center in the Netherlands. Michiel is convinced that the role and impact of science centers and museums will grow and he is committed to work on public engagement for a better world. As an experienced cultural entrepreneur he in has a special interest in finding sustainable business models for science centres and museums of different sizes. Michiel is an alumni of the Noyce Leadership Fellows Programme and a member of the supervisory board of several cultural and scientific institutions and networks in the Netherlands. Michiel has been Treasurer of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of Ecsite for 6 years.