The RSM Leadership Summit is back after a break of two years, on Friday, 11 March 2022 at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam. It will be a day of discussion and networking to think hard about what the next 50 of business years should bring. For the past 50 years Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has been educating future global business leaders. In a time of great uncertainty, the Summit will still celebrate the past as it looks to the future and considers the real changes ahead for business

Speakers include leading thinkers and academics who will discuss issues and challenges in business and leadership.

Already confirmed are:

  • Tjeerd Jegen, CEO of HEMA with extensive global retail experience
  • Professor Hanneke Takkenberg, Executive Director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations
  • Stefano Puntoni, award-winning Professor of Marketing and a ‘Professor to Watch’ according to the Financial Times
  • Jan-Chris Koenders, MD of Louwman & Parqui and an expert on management and brand innovation  in the automotive industry
  • Eva Rood, director of RSM’s Positive Change Initiative that facilitates positive change through business development and innovation projects
  • H.E. Margriet Vonno,  Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei, and an RSM alumna. Her role is to connect strategy, politics, business and people.
  • Dirk Schoenmaker, Professor of Banking and Finance at RSM and a regular consultant for the IMF, the OECD and the European Commission.

There’ll be opportunities for more discussions and brainstorming in the breakout sessions, and the day will conclude with a networking reception. There will be more details of the speakers and breakout sessions added to the RSM Leadership Summit website over the next few weeks.

Speakers and attendees include the business community as well as RSM’s academics and its alumni network, students, and staff.

Broader networks, better networking

RSM is looking forward to being able to offer real Rotterdam-style hospitality to greet the return of face-to-face networking. The RSM Leadership Summit is an open event, open to the public. Tickets are available now on the RSM Leadership Summit website. For more information contact

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