Board members

CISO Platform Nederland, a non-profit member-driven association for high-ranking professionals in cybersecurity roles, has been established. A board was formed on February 16, 2024.

Dimitri van Zantvliet (Cybersecurity Director and CISO at NS/Dutch Railways) and co-founder of the CISO community Nederland has been appointed as the Chair, Luisella ten Pierik (CISO, Stedin) is the Vice Chair and Secretary, Mahdi Abdulrazak (CISO, SHV Energy) covers Strategy & Governance, Justin Broeders (CISO, Dutch Ministry of Finance) has oversight of the CISO Experience Groups within the association, and co-founder of the CISO community Nederland Rob Beijleveld (CEO, ICT Media) is Treasurer in a temporary capacity.

In the future, the board will consider an expansion with CISOs covering specific topics or work streams.

The organization, even though it is affiliated with the CISO community, operates independently.

Dimitri van Zantvliet

Dimitri van Zantvliet

As the co-founder of the CISO community, Dimitri van Zantvliet holds more than three decades of experience in cybersecurity which includes leadership positions at multinationals, government, consultancies, and critical infrastructures. Currently, Dimitri is the Cybersecurity Director and CISO of Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen). In addition to this, he is co-chair to the Dutch and European Rail ISACS and European Railway CISO Forum, cyber columnist/author and a regular speaker at international conferences, chair of the Dutch CISO Foundation, and member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Anti Online Child Abuse foundation OffLimits.

Dimitri holds an international master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and cyber certificates such as CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CISM, CDPSE, CIPP/E, CIPM and FIP.

As a member of the board, Dimitri aims to facilitate open dialogues between CISOs, enabling younger CISOs to feel more confident in tackling the ever-evolving cybersecurity topics.

Dimitri has been appointed as the chair of the board.

Luisella ten Pierik

Luisella ten Pierik

Luisella ten Pierik is the CISO of regional grid operator for electricity and gas Stedin and manager of the CIO Office. Bringing a wealth of cybersecurity experience to the board, Luisella has previously worked for companies such as Eneco, Logica, and Unilever.

After completing a bachelor in analytical and physical chemistry, Luisella discovered her passion for IT, information security, and cybersecurity and has since gone on to build an extensive knowledge of the security domain. She is CCSP, CISSP, ISMP, CISM, CISA, PRINCE 2 and SAP certified.

Cybersecurity challenges are ever increasing, and no one should have to fix issues of this scale on their own. As a member of the board, Luisella is therefore passionate about building a community where CISOs can share knowledge, build a level of trust with each other, and create a strong force against cyberthreats together.

Luisella will be the vice chair and secretary of the board.

Mahdi Abdulrazak

Mahdi Abdulrazak

Mahdi Abdulrazak holds the position of Group Information Security and Risk Officer at SHV Energy, a leading global distributor of off-grid energy. With more than twenty years of experience in the security domain, Mahdi brings a deep and broad knowledge of standards, technologies, and legislation. In addition to his role at SHV Energy, Mahdi is ambassador for the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO).

Considering the cyberthreats in today’s society, Mahdi aims to better align all relevant stakeholders in the security domain in his role as board member. In doing so, we can build more resilience and are better equipped to deal with ongoing and new risks.

Mahdi will cover Strategy & Governance on the board.

Justin Broeders

Justin Broeders

As an experienced cybersecurity leader, Justin Broeders has developed his career through specialist as well as management roles with a focus on second-line control and monitoring. As of 2023, Justin holds the position of concern-level CISO at the Ministry of Finance. In addition, he is a participant of the Central Government CISO Council. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Justin served as CISO and headed the CIO Office at Eneco, where he was able to contribute to an international playing field within an organization appointed as a provider within critical infrastructure.

Justin holds an MA in Law, Informatization, and Public Administration, a Master of ICT Business Innovation (MBI), and is a certified 31000 Risk Management Professional.

Collaboration is the key to success. In his role as board member, Justin will therefore focus on further developing CISO knowledge and competencies by opening the dialogue with other CISOs.

As a board member, Justin will oversee the CISO Experience Groups.

Rob Beijleveld

Rob Beijleveld

CISO community co-founder Rob Beijleveld is the CEO and owner of Dutch media and event firm ICT Media. Rob brings twenty years of experience as publisher in the IT & Tech sector, which include names such as CIO Magazine, CIO TV, Tech TV, Outsource Magazine, and BoardroomIT. As a highly dedicated entrepreneur, Rob hosts congresses and summits such as the annual CIODAY and CISODAY. In addition, he is founder and judge of several awards such as the CIO and CISO of the Year Award, the Tech Hero Award and the CIO Magazine Innovation Award. Rob has also founded the CIO OTY Association, CharITy, the CIO Academy, and the Digital Knowledge Institute.

Rob believes that CISOs should have a more prominent place – not just on the board of their company, but also in our increasingly digital society. As a member of the board, Rob therefore aims to provide CISOs with the resources to advocate for better cybersecurity.

Rob has been appointed as the interim treasurer of the board.


Piet  Hein van Santvoort

Piet Hein van Santvoort

As Business Manager of CISO Community Netherlands, I am responsible for our business relationships and partnerships. With years of experience as Partner Manager in the cybersecurity sector, I know how essential collaboration is. My goal is to find the right partners for our community in order to create the right value for all parties.

Do you have questions about our business relationships or would you like to work with us? Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you and growing the community.

Floor Pheninckx

Floor Pheninckx

As community manager of the CISO community Netherlands, I manage projects. This means that I am the point of contact for questions and maintaining contacts with various parties. I also make sure that activities within and outside the community are organized successfully.