Dutch American Heritage Day Gala 2015

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Nov-14-2015: Hans van Alebeek, Vice President Procurement and Shared Services at Nike
and Honorary Consul of the Netherlands was honoree at the NAF-SoCal 2015 Gala event.


Mr. van Alebeek has held a variety of worldwide leadership roles with oversight of Supply Chain, Technology, Procurement and Shared Services. In his current role as Vice President, Global Procurement and Shared Services, he is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain and for Information Technology for Nike, Inc.’s worldwide brand and product portfolio.

Van Alebeek joined Nike in 1999 in the Netherlands as the Director of Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Over his tenure, Van Alebeek has seen Nike grow from $9 billion to over $30 billion, bringing “innovation and inspiration to every athlete in the world”. (He cites Bill Bowerman’s belief that “if you have a body you are an athlete”.)



A few words of recognition by the Consul General Hugo von Meijenfeldt


Group photo of the 2015 SoCal Gala eventNAF_GALA_2015_Group_Pic

Thank you all for celebtrating Dutch American Heritage Day at our 23rd Annual NAF Gala 2015 in Los Angeles

We would like to Thank Everyone who shared in our celebration last November 14th, who donated their time and energy to make this Gala a success. We would also like to thank all our donators who gave us items for our amazing raffle baskets! (see the list of sponsors below)

Thank You California Club for an amazing venue, great food & elegant atmosphere. Thank You to Jamey Tate & band for providing his wonderful music for dinner  & dancing. Thank You to Marieke Oudejans she was a charming MC for all our guests. Thank You Daniela Berden for taking wonderful pictures. Thanks to our Executive Committee members who volunteer their time behind the scenes. Last, but not least a Thank You to our Friends of the NAF and the community of wonderful supporters of the work we do & enjoying the events we organize, to celebrate and strengthen the bonds between the Netherlands and the United States, through the exchange in the arts, sciences, education and business.

With appreciation,

Jeff Keasberry
President, NAF
South California Chapter

Raffle price sponsors:

  • Rebel Tours
  • Casa Cody
  • Simply Rian
  • Laga Bags
  • Aika Urban Cycling Store
  • Dutch – International Market

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