Prof. dr. Cees B.M. van Riel
Prof. Dr. Cees B.M. van Riel is professor of Corporate Communication at the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University, Programme Director of the Master of Science in Corporate Communication and co-founder of the Reputation Institute. Cees van Riel has published several books and articles about corporate communication. His most recent book The Alignment Factor: Leveraging Total Stakeholder Support in 2012. He received the Pathfinder Award for Life Time Achievement from the Institute for Public Relations in 2011.Moreover, he has published many scientific articles in prominent journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Marketing. Cees van Riel's business activities include his role as Vice Chairman of the Reputation Institute in New York, founding the Reputation forum The Netherlands (RfN), the Dutch reputation forum. In the past, he has worked as a communication strategy consultant for a variety of international companies such as Coca Cola, FedEx, Grolsch, IBM, Royal Dutch Shell, Siemens and Unilever.
Prof. dr. Joep Cornelissen
Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change, and of social evaluations of the legitimacy and reputation of start-up and established firms. In addition, he also has an interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organisation theory. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organisation Science and Organisation Studies, and he has written a general text on corporate communication (Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice, Sage Publications) which is now in its fourth edition. He is an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a Council member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Organisation Studies.
Prof. dr. Pursey Heugens
Pursey Heugens is Professor of Organisation Theory and Chair of the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. He received his PhD in strategic management from RSM in 2001. Pursey has received a number of awards for his scholarly work, including the Academy of Management SIM Division Best Dissertation Award in 2002, the ERIM award for Outstanding Performance by a Young Researcher in 2005, the ERIM top article award in 2007, and the Academy of Management IM Division Best Paper Award in 2011. Furthermore, he received best teacher awards from all three universities at which he was previously employed (Concordia University, Utrecht University, Erasmus University). At RSM, Pursey presently teaches the Core Course in Strategic Management in the Fulltime MBA program. Pursey serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Affairs, and Business and Society. He has published some 50 peer-reviewed articles in journals like Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies.
Hans Koeleman is Director Corporate Communications & CSR at Royal Dutch KPN since June 2007. Prior to this position, he held various key positions in corporate communications in different sectors such as retail (Ahold, Albert Heijn), financial services (Delta Lloyd) and transport (Transport Association the Netherlands). Koeleman has studied Dutch Language and literature, holds a MA in Business Communications and a MBA. He has been active as an advisor and teacher in various institutes for education in PR and corporate communications. He is member of the AW Page Society and regional coordinator for the EACD (European Association of Communication Directors)in the Netherlands.
Saskia Kapinga is Vice President External Relations at Royal Dutch Shell. In this role, she is responsible for reputation management in The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Saskia joined Shell in 2004 and has since held roles covering communications and stakeholder relations globally and at business level, including Integrated Gas, New Business Development, Exploration and Unconventional resources. Prior to joining Shell, Saskia spent more than ten years in the Middle East, where she managed communications and marketing for a number of companies and brands, including Lufthansa, Taj Hotels, Ferrari, Jaguar, Range Rover, Armani, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Guerlain, Ferragamo and La Prairie. Saskia started her career in the hospitality industry, with managerial and communications roles at Forte Hotels (Le Meridien) and Eurodisney. She holds degrees in Hospitality Management (Leeuwarden, Netherlands) and International Corporate Communications (RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam). She also studied Marketing at the University of Karlstad in Sweden.
Frank van Ooijen
Drs. Frank van Ooijen (1958) holds the position of Corporate Director Sustainability, Communications & FrieslandCampina Nutrition Institute with global dairy player FrieslandCampina since June 2010 and manages three separate departments. He has almost 30 years of experience in Corporate Communication, Issue Management and Corporate Social Responsibility program management with a focus on the international agro-food and fast moving consumer goods sector. In his business career he has fulfilled positions with Rabobank Group (VP Corporate Social Responsibility with the international vendor finance affiliate De Lage Landen), feed-to-food multinational Nutreco Holding (CSR Officer & Corporate Communication Director), international retailer Laurus (director CorpCom) and Unilever (various positions in global issues management and communications at the London and Rotterdam corporate centre). Frank van Ooijen is a political scientist who started his career as a newspaper journalist before stepping over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague to become a communications officer within the Directorate-General of International Cooperation (Development Affairs). He studied Political Sciences & International Relations at the Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, participated in a research program of the International Labour Office (ILO) in the informal sector in Mexico City and followed a post-doc in International Relations at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague. He is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Board of Essent since 2012, the Executive Committee of Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform with 45 international agrofood companies and the Operational Committee of the Global Dairy Platform. Both SAI and GDP are working on the development of an international framework for sustainable dairy. Frank is also Executive member of FrieslandCampina in IUCN "Leadership for Nature" programme, a member of the Reputation Forum the Netherlands (RfN) with 15 Directors of Corporate Communication of Dutch multinational companies, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Somawathi orphanage on Sri Lanka since 2010 and Frank was also for 5 years a member of the Board of the Dutch network of sustainable food (retailing) companies "DuVo" (Duurzame Voedingsmiddelenketens), the Marketing Board of the Dutch Seafood Sector ("Nederlands Visbureau") and the International Food Lab on behalf of Nutreco. Frank van Ooijen is a regular lecturer at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Issue Management, CSR, Corporate Communications) and other universities in the Netherland (Wageningen UR, RU Groningen and Radboud University Nijmegen).