Gert van Essen

Experienced business leader and advisor

Gert van Essen

Gert van Essen is a highly experienced business leader. He was a partner at KPMG, board member of Doctors without Borders and several hospitals and is currently advisor, coach and board member. He is on the supervisory or advisory boards for IJsselland Ziekenhuis and the Luxor Theaters.

He has managed professional service firms and workers’ councils, pension funds and a wide range of HR developments on a strategic level. Activities have addressed recruitment, learning & development, CSR, and diversity. His roles have supported the implementation of initiatives for HR strategy, talent management and e-recruitment, IT, performance management, mobility, reward programs, career paths, pension schemes and integrating knowledge management.

Leadership Team

The senior leadership team at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is composed of the members of RSM’s EB and of RSM’s academic department chairs and directors of service departments. 

Advisory Board

The advisory board members of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) are distinguished leaders from business and the public sector. 

RSM Faculty Council

The Faculty Council of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is an elected body that represents the interests of the RSM Community; employees (academic staff, administrative staff, PhD candidates), and students (bachelor and master).