Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The RSM Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) are presented annually to outstanding alumni of the school, in recognition of excellent contributions to society, business and/or the RSM community. The nominees for these RSM Distinguished Alumni Awards are chosen from our network of almost 40,000 RSM members.

Award categories

Members of the RSM community which consists of students, staff, faculty members, and alumni, can submit nominations in two categories: 

  • Alumni Achievement Award: acknowledges alumni who are truly a force for positive change in business or society. Whether as part of a corporate community, as an entrepreneur, or as an individual, their life's mission is to make this world a better place by improving the lives of others or by protecting and improving the environment. 
  • Alumni Volunteer Award: recognises alumni volunteers who share their time or resources to contribute to the school’s reputation, research, education and student experience, or help promote alumni relations.

The election process

Members of the RSM community have the chance to vote for one nominee per category through the online voting page. At the same time, a jury made up of former DAA recipients casts their votes. 

Award ceremony

The ceremony takes place at the annual Alumni Recognition Dinner. During this dinner, members of the RSM community come together to celebrate the achievements and impact of our RSM alumni.