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Vacancy NAI Director


The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) is a foundation, established in 1949, which operates independently and impartially and focuses on arbitration, binding advice, and mediation, both nationally and internationally. The NAI is the largest and leading general arbitration institute in the Netherlands, and is a solid and innovative organisation with by far the most experience in, and knowledge of, different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Netherlands. The organisation strives for quality and efficiency. The key task is to facilitate tailored dispute resolution. The NAI is located in the city centre of Rotterdam, the vibrant trading centre of the Netherlands with one of the largest ports in the world and a city with magnificent modern architecture.


We are looking for a successor to the present NAI Director, who can manage the NAI together with the Executive Board.



You are a driven, experienced professional, you have proven, sound knowledge and experience of Dutch and preferably also international arbitration, you have gained experience in business operations and, where necessary, you are able to quickly take informed decisions. You have sufficient knowledge of human resources. You are a team player and you can lead your team members in the performance of their duties. You are accurate and incorruptible.


Furthermore, at the very least you have:

  • a degree in Dutch law;
  • proven managerial skills;
  • relevant knowledge of, and skills in, financial matters;
  • affinity with marketing;
  • affinity with IT so that you are capable of taking the NAI to the next level in this area; and
  • excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, both orally and in writing.

The offer

An independent and challenging role for a legal expert who does not shy away from working hard within a dynamic environment. Excellent terms of employment.

If you wish to apply, please send a motivation letter together with your CV to Professor Gerard J. Meijer (gerard.meijer@nautadutilh.com) or to Professor Carla Klaassen (c.klaassen@jur.ru.nl) (president and vice-president respectively of the Executive Board of the NAI). The term for application has been extended until 20 December 2018. If you wish to obtain more information, please contact the NAI secretariat (010-281 69 69), which will connect you with Professor Meijer or Professor Klaassen.

Details from this vacancy are not to be used for marketing purposes.



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