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“I’d like to work with others on something relevant to the world or my fellow man.”

She will be the new CEO of the social enterprise Novamedia from March. And in that capacity she will be chair of the Board of the Dutch Holding National Charity Lotteries, to which the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery belong. Started as the head of the Charities Department, she has operated in various positions in the Lottery for almost twenty years. For the last seven years, she has been a member of the Executive Board, of which she now holds the gavel.

Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020 gets underway

Green start-ups from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden, the countries with a Postcode Lottery, can once again secure a place in the final of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge. This international sustainability competition has grown to become one of the largest of its kind in the world. There is a total of €1 million in combined prize money for the five best start-ups, of which €500,000 plus coaching, is awarded to the winner. With this international competition, the Postcode Lotteries help start-ups market their innovations for a more sustainable world. Entries can be registered until 1 April 2020 12:00 CEST (noon) at

Cecilia Bergendahl, Managing Director of Novamedia Sverige AB, chooses to leave the company after six years. She will leave the company on March 31, 2020. Her responsibilities will then be taken over by the company's two remaining Managing Directors, Anders Årbrandt and Eva Struving.

Newsroom archive

  1. Swedish start-up wins half a million euros for innovative algae-based material
  2. Five start-ups from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden compete for grand prize of 500,000 euros
  3. 25 start-ups have a chance of winning half a million euros in green business competition
  4. Podium Publishers joins Publishing House Nieuw Amsterdam
  5. Postcode Lotteries named 7th largest maritime philanthropic funder
  6. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  7. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  8. Tommy Wieringa wins the BookSpot Literature Prize 2018 with De heilige Rita
  9. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  10. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  11. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  12. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  13. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  14. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  15. Frank Leeman has passed away
  16. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  17. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  18. Imme Rog appointed CMO of Novamedia
  19. BookSpot to sponsor the Gouden Strop
  20. Eci to continue as BookSpot
  21. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  22. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  23. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  24. The ECI Literature Prize 2017 and the ECI Readers' Prize 2017 have gone to De mensengenezer by Koen Peeters
  25. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  26. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  27. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  28. Hudson's Bay department store opts for Scheltema as book partner
  29. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  30. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  31. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  32. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  33. Founders donate their stake in Novamedia
  34. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  35. Martin Michael Driessen wins the 2016 ECI Literature Prize with Rivieren
  36. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  37. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  38. Petra Lubbers moves to Novamedia
  39. Ruud Esser stops as CFO of Novamedia on 1 May
  40. Josja Zijlstra and Ruud Esser are new directors of Nieuw Amsterdam
  41. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  42. Jeroen Brouwers wins the ECI Literature Prize 2015 with Het hout
  43. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  44. Nieuw Amsterdam acquires the Fontaine publishing house
  45. Nieuw Amsterdam - Wereldbibliotheek takes over Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen
  46. AKO Literature Prize becomes the ECI Literature Prize
  47. Bookshop Scheltema is back on Rokin
  48. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  49. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  50. Boudewijn Poelmann in Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Eco-innovators in the world
  51. Novamedia breathes new life into the Scheltema bookshop
  52. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  53. Novamedia acquires Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
  54. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  55. Novamedia acquires ECI book club and webshop
  56. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  57. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  58. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  59. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  60. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  61. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities