Board of Recommendation

Bernard Wientjes

-Former Director of the VNO-NCW
-Voted the Netherlands’ most influential person

-Former visiting professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at the UU


Prof. dr. Janneke Plantenga

-Dean of the REBO faculty of Utrecht University

-Professor of Economics of the Welfare State

-Member of Social Economic Council: Commission Labour Market and Education Matters

Maxime Verhagen

 –Chairman Bouwend Nederland

-Vice prime minister (2010 – 2012)

-Speaker at the  Economic Conference 2015

Peter-Frans Pauwels

-CTO and Co-Founder at TomTom

-Speaker at the  Economic Conference Utrecht 2018

Alexander Ribbink

-Former Chief Operating Officer of TomTom

-Partner at Keen Venture Partners

-Speaker at the Economic Conference Utrecht 2018

Dr. Tsvi Vinig

-Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School on Entrepreneurship & Innovation

-Speaker at the Economic Conference Utrecht 2018

Christian Felber

-Initiator “Economy for the Common Good”
-Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
-Speaker at Economic Conference Utrecht 2015

Prof. dr. Clemens Kool

-Professor of Finance and Financial Markets, U.S.E.

-Board member of the Dutch Royal Economic Association

-Dean of U.S.E. (2007 – 2011)

Prof. dr. Henk Kummeling

-Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University

-Former Chairman of the National Election Council

Linda Frietman

-CEO & Founder of Iamprogrez

-Speaker at the 2018 Economic Conference Utrecht

-On the 2017 list of most inspiring women in Tech in the Netherlands

Prof. dr. Klaus Zimmermann

-Former Director of IZA (Instituts zur Zukunft der Arbeit)

-Prominent professor in the field of Labour Economics

-Speaker at the Economic Conference Utrecht 2016

Jan Veldhuis

Chairman of the University Board of Utrecht University (1986 – 2003)

-Director-general OCW (1986 -2003

-Honorary member of ECU’92


Nout Wellink

-Member of the supervisory board of PWC

-Former President of De Nederlandsche Bank (1997-2011)

-Speaker at DLC lecture 2005

Hans Schenk

-Deputy Crown Member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

-Professor of Organisational Economics, U.S.E.

-Honorary member of ECU’92

Alexander Rinnooy Kan

-Former Chairman of the Social and Economic Council (SER) (2006-2012)

-Member of the Dutch Senate

-Speaker at the ECDU 2007

Frits Bolkestein

-European Commissioner for the internal market and taxes (1999 – 2004)

-Party Chairman of the VVD (1990 – 1998)

-Speaker at the Conference 2007