SOMO welcomes two new staff members and two new board members.

Staff

Virginia Sandjojo
Virginia Sandjojo is employed at SOMO as part of her Advanced Master in Policy and Practice in International Development. As junior project coordinator, she will be responsible for coordination of the OECD Watch Network, and will act as project secretary of a recently approved project on enhancing the contribution of EU businesses to sustainable development.

Janneke Romijn
As of 19 January, Janneke Romijn has been employed as Communication Officer at SOMO. Before this, she finished her studies in Communication and Information Sciences at Tilburg University, and worked as Communication Officer in Cameroon at the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Board

Melanie Peters
Dr. ir. Melanie Peters (1965) has been the director of Studium Generale at the University of Utrecht since 2006. She studied Food Toxicology in Wageningen and took her doctorate in Toxicology at Imperial College, University of London. She has worked as a Toxicologist at the University of Texas and for Shell Research in Amsterdam, on aspects such as employee safety and the environment. After this, she worked to promote food safety and Corporate Social Responsibility in general, at the Ministry of Agriculture and at the Consumer Association in The Hague.

Nicola Jagers
Dr. mr Nicola Jagers is a principal lecturer at the University of Tilburg, Department of European and International Law. She studied history and law at the University of Utrecht. In 2002, she took her doctorate at the Study and Information Centre on Human Rights (SIM), studying the obligations of multinational companies in respect of breaches of internationally recognised human rights. Since then she has been focusing on the role of non-state actors in international law and human rights in particular.