Managing director - Nierstichting (Dutch Kidney Foundation)
Tom Oostrom has been managing director of the Dutch Kidney Foundation since 2010. With the motto ‘Life comes first’ the Kidney Foundation gives everything to make sure kidney patients survive and their quality of life improves. Tom Oostrom learned from practice: he started out as a nurse and later he studied policy and management in healthcare. His drive is to make a real difference for kidney patients, to help make their lives livable. This is necessary, because a renal disease is severe and makes a deep impact in someone’s life.