Wilma Overdevest (Financial Administrator )

Wilma Overdevest is Financial Administrator at the Amsterdam office of the GÉANT Association - formerly the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, (TERENA). She joined TERENA in August 1998 and is involved in all financial matters, including the payments of expenses, sending out invoices and the preparation of financial reports.

After graduating from the teachers education VL-VU (now Hogeschool Holland) in 1985, Wilma worked for three years as a teacher in personal communication skills. During the same period, she went back to VL-VU and graduated in economics in 1989. After teaching economics for two and a half years, she started working at a lawyers office as head of the finance department.

In 1994 she started as assistant group administrator in a holding company with eight subsidiaries in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 1995, she studied tax law, as a part of the auditors education. In 1997, the holding company began to wind-down its activities and sell its healthy subsidiary companies. In 1999, as the last employee her role finally ended.

Born in 1960, Wilma's spare time is mostly dedicated to her daughter Tessa and husband Jan.