Eddy A.J. Arnoldussen, president

Eddy A.J. Arnoldussen MSc MBA,studied biochemistry in Utrecht and business administration in Groningen. He has been active in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years in different commercial fields and senior management functions at Glaxo, DSM and GB. As of 1999 he has been active as an entrepreneur in the life science market. He has invested in multiple start-up biotech companies. In 2009 he has founded Brainlabs BV, In 2013  Brain Nutrients BV and in 2015 Brainless Foundation.




Professor Paul Luiten, secretary

Professor Paul Luiten has been active as head of the department of neurology/biological psychiatry of the UMCG/RUG for a long period of time. He started his career as a neuroscientist and pioneered in the field of ‘hypothalamic autonomic nervous system’. Later on, he expanded his research activities to vascular neurobiology and neurodegeneration. He is one of the most renowned scientists in the vascular neurobiology field. One of his most recent interests regards the brain and how to keep it healthy. He has an impressive scientific track record which includes a long list of publications, with more than 9000 citations and a Hirsh index of 50.



Niek Huisman, corporate treasurer

Nicholas Huisma studied commercial quantitative economics in Groningen followed by Business Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has over 23 years’ experience in financial services and is currently working as commercial director at ABN AMRO MeesPierson. Nicholas Huisma is involved in the Foundation because of his experience as treasurer and because of his personal interest in nutrition in relation to physical and mental excellence.

foto Eddy Arnoldussen


foto Paul Luiten


Nicholas Huisma