Josje Reinartz, Chief Operations Officer

Since January 2012, Josje Reinartz is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wetlands International, based at the Netherlands headquarters. Together with CEO Jane Madgwick she forms the Management Board of the Foundation. She manages the administrative parts of the organisation (Finances, Administration, Secretariat, Human Resources, Organisational Development).

Josje has many years of experience at the Dutch branch of Medecins Sans Frontières. For this organisation, she worked in Mozambique Malawi, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, North and South Sudan, Angola, Uganda, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Netherlands.

Starting as logistician and Water and Sanitation officer, Josje became country coordinator in the field and later Operational Director in Amsterdam. From 2009 to 2011, Josje worked in Tanzania for Sibusiso Foundation as director of a rehabilitation centre for mentally disabled children. She has an educational background in Industrial Technology Engineering (Bachelor), Public Health (Master). Josje aims to help Wetlands International grow to its full potential.