Karin Sluis

Alumnus of the year 2021

Karin Sluis, Senior Advisor and former Director of Witteveen+Bos, has been chosen as TU Delft Alumnus of the Year 2021. Rector Magnificus and Executive Board Chair Tim van der Hagen bestowed the title virtually on Sluis during the TU Delft for Life | Xperience Week between 7 and 11 June. 

Karin Sluis studied Civil Engineering and specialised in Hydraulic Engineering. After graduating in 1989, she started working for Witteveen+Bos as a specialist in urban water management. Over the years, she fulfilled various management positions at the international consulting and engineering company in the area of water, infrastructure, the environment and construction. She became the CEO in 2013. In this position too, she was involved hands-on in projects, as is customary in the company where the shares are in the hands of all the employees. As a project director, Sluis was responsible for Witteveen+Bos’ activities in the massive renovation of the Afsluitdijk (The IJsselmeer Enclosure Dam).

“An engineer can build a home for humanity and biodiversity”

Karin Sluis

Interview with Karin Sluis