Maria van der Heijden

Maria van der Heijden

Director, MVO Nederland

Alumna, recipient RSM Distinguished Alumni Award 2009

Maria is director of MVO Nederland, a large business network where around 2,000 businesses and entrepreneurs innovate together to attain a sustainable and inclusive economy. She is proficient in stakeholder management, governance, revenue models, corporate social responsibility and marketing.


She knows how to create value for people and the environment through collaboration, without losing sight of the traditional profit and loss account.

She completed her master in business administration at RSM. As an inspirer, connector and entrepreneur with international experience, she worked for Rabobank, Randstad, and the Royal FloraHolland flower auction. She also co-founded Women on Wings in 2007 to help more than 250.000 women in the Indian countryside to get a job.

Maria has been a member of RSM’s Advisory Board since 2019.