Tjarda Molenaar is managing director of the Dutch Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (NVP).

Since 2003, a member of the General Council of The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (known as VNO-NCW). Since 2007, a member of the Advisory Committee Seed Capital of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In 2011, Tjarda was a member of the Expert Group on Finance, advising the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Commissie DeSwaan). In 2013, Tjarda joined the Board of the Nyenrode Foundation. She also chairs the Supervisory Board of a regional childcare organisation.