PlanetRomeo Foundation

Board and Staff

Pride Walk Stand 2019

Management Board

The Management Board takes care of the Foundation’s ongoing activities, like reviewing and granting funding requests, management of the Foundation’s resources and fundraising. In addition, the Board is responsible for the Foundation policy and for reporting on its work to the Supervisory Board.

Dick de Graaff – Chair

Dick de Graaff“…I like to contribute to a world where everyone feels respected, loved and safe. Without prejudice or discrimination in any form whatsoever.…”
Dick is Managing Director of Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.


Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board has final responsibility for the decisions and work of the Foundation and its Management Board. The Supervisory Board consists of four members.

Johan Bos – Chair

 “…PlanetRomeo Foundation supports small, local LGBTI community projects worldwide. This is important for the improvement of people’s lives, especially where education can stimulate a future with more diversity for young people. I’m glad that I’m able to be a part of this cause…”
Johan is Financial Engineer at the Economic Department of the City of Amsterdam.


Raphaël van Kraaij – Member

Raphaël van Kraaij - Supervisory Board“…As long as there are places in the world where people face discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, it’s necessary to fight against this and support the local communities. PlanetRomeo Foundation supports small projects in countries where LGBTI rights are not self-evident…”
Raphaël serves as Secretary of the Board for an organization specializing inelderly care and as a member of the Amsterdam City Center Committee.


Herman Bijkerk – Member

“…PlanetRomeo Foundation acknowledges brave individuals with great initiatives on the long road towards emancipation. Our task is to allocate funding where it is needed most…”
Herman represents ROMEO BV in the supervisory board of PlanetRomeo Foundation.




The Staff takes care of the Foundation’s daily operations, and supports both the Management Board and Supervisory Board.

Godwyns Onwuchekwa – Manager

“Over the last 15 years, my work has been on a grassroots level on issues of (human/gay) rights, inclusion, awareness, and equality – ensuring that people whom decisions are about are not just informed, but critically involved and supported to inform such decisions.”



Kevin Schram – Project Assistant

 “…We’re so much more than a community. I think that diversity binds us and flourishes if we keep striving for equality…”