Michiel Leenaars

Michiel Leenaars

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Biography

Michiel Leenaars is a Dutch citizen, currently serving as Director of Strategy at NLnet foundation and Director of the Internet Societys Netherlands Chapter. In addition, he is employed by 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. Prior to 2007, Mr Leenaars was very active (on behalf of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) in the European policy body e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG), and was 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 and visual and verbal communication at Tilburg University. He is active in a number of national and international organisations, such as Gridforum Nederland (as secretary of the board), OpenDoc Society (a vice chair), the European domain name registry EURId (as a member of Strategic Committee), 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'), and Petities.nl foundation (as treasurer).