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Meet and vote for the nominees for the Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)! There are 17 nominees in three categories, working in a wide range of industries towards various goals to achieve the SDGs and to build on RSM’s growing community of students and business leaders.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually to outstanding alumni of the school, in recognition of excellent contributions to society, business and the RSM community. Nominees for these awards are chosen from our network of more than 50,000 RSM alumni.

Members of the RSM community – students, staff, faculty members and alumni – can submit nominations in three categories:

Alumni Achievement Award

Acknowledges alumni who are a force for positive change in business or society. This can be as a part of a corporate community, as an entrepreneur, or as an individual whose life mission is to improve the lives of others or to protect or improve the environment.

Alumni Volunteering 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.

Force For Positive Change Award: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Since 2020, an award was granted to highlight the work being done by alumni in service of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Each year, a different SDG will be represented. In 2023, the award will acknowledge an alumnus who is initiating and leading action to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all, or build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions in line with SDG16.

Voting is open until 12:00 CET on Monday 20 November. You can vote here.

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. 

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