AMSTERDAM – The Stedelijk Museum has named Jacqueline Bongartz as its new managing director. She takes up the position on Dec. 1. Together with Director Rein Wolfs, Bongartz will be responsible for the museum’s management, with Wolfs as chairman. Jacqueline Bongartz will oversee the day-to-day and business operations of the Stedelijk and will be responsible for the organizational side of the museum.
Bongartz brings more than 25 years of business experience in financial and managerial roles. Recent positions include financial director at Blokker, Ballast Nedam and Vialis, part of VolkerWessels. Previously she was a partner at KPMG where she held various consultancy positions. Her love of modern art led her to become the treasurer of the Dutch Gallery Association for several years.
Truze Lodder, chair of the museum’s supervisory board, noted, “In Jacqueline Bongartz we have found an all-round manager, with proven managerial prowess and significant experience as a director, with a knowledge of sectors beyond the cultural arena, which we heartily welcome. As a leader, she is warm, dynamic and fair-minded, a great communicator, and understands the mission of the Stedelijk Museum.”