prof. J.C. (Co) Verdaas
Co Verdaas (born 1966) is a spatial planner and currently works for Over Morgen, a consultancy firm specialising in sustainable development, electric transport, and area development. He also serves as Chair of the Wadden Sea Board. Dr Verdaas was Director of the Centre for Development of Wageningen University & Research Centre from 2013 to 2014. Prior to that, his positions included Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, member of the Gelderland Provincial Executive, and Member of Parliament for the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA).