Herman de LeeuwDienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO), Netherlands
Herman de Leeuw works for DUO, the Education Executive Agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as Secretary to the Groningen Declaration Network. Having begun his career as an antiquarian bookseller and bibliographer, Hermans’s work with handwritten and printed book materials led to an interest in manuscript transmission and the next step in his career, when he introduced the concept of document examination as a necessary part of educational credential evaluation. Herman has shared his knowledge at numerous sessions, workshops and training courses within the EAIE and at other platforms; contributed various articles in his fields of expertise; and provided the initial thrust for the establishment of the EAIE’s Task Force on Digital Student Data Portability (DSDP). Herman has further served the EAIE as an Association leader, on the Steering group of the Expert Community Admissions Officers and Credential Evaluators (ACE) from 2006–2012 (the last 4 years as Chair), and on the General Council from 2012–2014.