Lily Sprangers has been LeidenAsiaCentre’s manager since it went operational in July 2015.
She is responsible for the administration of all projects of the LeidenAsiaCentre and for the organisation of its activities.
Prior to this, she worked as director of the independent Turkije Instituut (Leiden and The Hague), which she co-founded in 2007. From 1996-2007 she was executive director of the Germany Institute at the University of Amsterdam. After graduating in contemporary history at the University of Amsterdam, she worked for the Ministry of Defense (1985-1990) and as director of the Dutch Atlantic Commission (1990-1996).