De Ranitz (1970, The Hague) is the CEO of SURF since May 2020. Previously, she was Chairman of the Executive Board of Inholland University of Applied Science, the Amsterdam School of the Arts; Managing Director of Nederlands Dans Theater and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Tilburg University. Her career started out in the commercial sector. She is an experienced CEO with a track record in change management with high level professionals in education, research and the arts. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from Leiden University.