MISSION

Stichting Surfpop was founded in 2019 as a non-profit organization in the Netherlands (RSIN 860014538 with ANBI “tax deductible” status) with the objective to raise funds within the European Union for Surfpop Foundation South Africa to realize its mission. In 2019 and 2020, Stichting Surfpop aims to raise a minimum of EUR 15.000 for Surfpop Foundation South Africa.

 

meet our team

In compliance with the Dutch law for non-profit organizations, Stichting Surfpop has three directors - Dolf Hoeks, Bruno Mertens and Daniel Botha - who make sure that the foundation is run in a responsible and sustainable manner in line with its mission statement. They are not remunerated for their roles as directors.

 
Dolf started Stichting Surfpop with the dream to raise funds for Surfpop Foundation South Africa to give more children from disadvantaged communities the change for a better life and thus contributing to equality. He holds a Masters Degree in Law from Tilburg University. Since the early eighties he has worked in a range of leading business development positions for prominent international HR consultancies in the Netherlands and the UK, where he has led multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of HR solutions for international companies.

Dolf started Stichting Surfpop with the dream to raise funds for Surfpop Foundation South Africa to give more children from disadvantaged communities the change for a better life and thus contributing to equality. He holds a Masters Degree in Law from Tilburg University. Since the early eighties he has worked in a range of leading business development positions for prominent international HR consultancies in the Netherlands and the UK, where he has led multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of HR solutions for international companies.

Dolf Hoeks

Bruno joined Stichting Surfpop with the dream to reach a large group of potential sponsors in The Benelux in order to show them the fantastic job that Surfpop Foundation is doing in helping children from disadvantaged communities obtaining a better future. Bruno has an MBA from the University of Antwerp and has held a variety of management positions at global multinational companies, such as Warner Bros and Wilson Sporting Goods. He assisted in building satellite driven film distribution throughout India. Currently, he is a director of the IT company Taktik specialised in data management, based in Belgium and Texas.

Bruno joined Stichting Surfpop with the dream to reach a large group of potential sponsors in The Benelux in order to show them the fantastic job that Surfpop Foundation is doing in helping children from disadvantaged communities obtaining a better future. Bruno has an MBA from the University of Antwerp and has held a variety of management positions at global multinational companies, such as Warner Bros and Wilson Sporting Goods. He assisted in building satellite driven film distribution throughout India. Currently, he is a director of the IT company Taktik specialised in data management, based in Belgium and Texas.

Bruno Mertens

Daniel, being a surf enthusiast, started Surfpop in South Africa with the dream to share his love for surfing and the ocean with children who do not have the same opportunities as he did while growing up. Daniel has a background in Creative Brand Communications (BA), a wide experience in the tourism industry and a vast local and international network. He is the life and soul behind Surfpop and manages and oversees all program activities in South Africa. He also manages the affiliated volunteer and tourism business. As director of Stichting Surfpop, he ensures that the mission aligns with that of Surfpop Foundation South Africa.

Daniel, being a surf enthusiast, started Surfpop in South Africa with the dream to share his love for surfing and the ocean with children who do not have the same opportunities as he did while growing up. Daniel has a background in Creative Brand Communications (BA), a wide experience in the tourism industry and a vast local and international network. He is the life and soul behind Surfpop and manages and oversees all program activities in South Africa. He also manages the affiliated volunteer and tourism business. As director of Stichting Surfpop, he ensures that the mission aligns with that of Surfpop Foundation South Africa.

Daniel Botha


Reg No. (SA): NPO 222-386

Reg No. (NL): RSIN 860014538

info@surfpop.co.za

+27 649016202