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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. Postcode Lotteries named 7th largest maritime philanthropic funder
  5. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  6. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  7. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  8. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  9. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  10. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  11. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  12. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  13. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  14. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  15. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  16. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  17. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  18. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  19. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  20. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  21. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  22. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  23. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  24. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  25. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  26. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  27. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  28. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  29. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  30. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  31. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  32. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  33. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  34. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  35. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  36. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  37. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  38. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  39. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities