Testimonials

Testimonials

What the audience thought

Attendees of previous editions of the RSM Leadership Summit say they left the conference with new knowledge, inspiration, and food for thought. Here’s what they said:

RSM Leadership Summit 2016: From ME to WE

“I attended the Summit to get inspiration on leadership. New ideas, new thoughts, and basically everything leadership-related which we can implement into our organisation.” 
RSM alumnus Nick van der Dussen, Undutchables Recruitment Agency

“It was interesting for me to learn what makes leaders tick, what I can learn from leaders in the world around us, and what research is done about this.”
RSM alumnus Ynte Kramer, Salves Business Productivity

“This event makes sure that when people go out into the world of business, they’re not just thinking only for themselves or for their companies. They’re thinking as broadly as possible and creating a positive change.”
Dorothy Grandia, Moderator RSM Leadership Summit 2016

“I went to a break-out session about leadership in teams and why teams are harder to manage than individuals. I learned a lot because I recognised myself in some aspects we talked about.”
Celine Ariens, BSc Bedrijfskunde student

“Every year it’s an interesting Summit with interesting talks. It’s also nice to meet other alumni again so it’s always like a get-together.” 
RSM alumnus Jelle de Haan, Enigmatry

RSM Leadership Summit 2015: Leadership Survival Kit

"The interaction between students and speakers is extremely dynamic, extremely interesting, and it feeds my curiosity. It's a great place to be."
Twan Huys, Dutch TV journalist

"At events like this, where an important network is present, it is always very important to make personal connections with the people attending."
Jorg Lescher, Erasmus Centre for Entrepeneurship
"I am very happy winning this award. I think it will help me a lot in executing my work and in making more impact in the world."
Stef van Dongen, winner RSM Distinguished Alumni Awards 2015, category young leader

"Even though we're in management positions now, we do come back to learn new things. This was a classic example of learning new things at RSM."
Yadu Singh, alumnus RSM

"I really encourage people to join, because you can meet people and get new insights.
It's like a short MBA programme."
Ints Krasts, alumnus RSM

RSM Leadership Summit 2014: Big data: what’s in it for me?

“The speakers came from quite different angles, and that is what I like: to see what differences and ideas I can pick out of that diversity.”
Reinier Willems, marketing director, LeasePlan International
“From what I heard today, I think I really improved. Not only personally, but also for the company.” 
Qiang Chen, general manager, Cycle Link Europe BV
“Very interesting and very useful. I talked to some potential business partners and had a chance to interact with the students, who are potential interns and employees in my company.” 
Jacob Kurtz, owner and director, Kurtz Marketing & Management 
“I applaud the organisers for taking something that sounds like a technical issue, big data, as a leadership issue.”
Peter Vervest, professor at RSM

RSM Leadership Summit 2013: Reinventing the future

“I really hope to be inspired by the leaders of today and see how we, as the future, can make it even better.”
Tessa Slagter, market development manager, Eastman Chemical Company
“This is a wonderful event.”
Frans van Houten, CEO and chairman of the board of management and executive committee, Philips
“This is the event that allows us to see the future of business management.”
Digvijay Madamae, Inno-Vest and Export Hub
“Senior leaders talking about the future; that’s brilliant.”
Martin Kersbergen, manager corporate communication and marketing, Cooperative DELA
“It’s a great platform to come back to RSM to meet people you haven’t been in touch with a few years.”
Rajat Sharma, site assurance manager, Shell, Malaysia

RSM Leadership Summit 2012: Value creation at the edge of technology

“Today was very inspiring. Everyone in the audience can take something out of it and maybe use it in his own field of work.”
Roland Koopman, news anchor, RTLZ
“My day was very nice, and full of learning,”
Clarissa Slingerland, founder and owner, MissPublicity

RSM Leadership Summit 2014: Big data: what’s in it for me?

“The speakers came from quite different angles, and that is what I like: to see what differences and ideas I can pick out of that diversity.”
Reinier Willems, marketing director, LeasePlan International
“From what I heard today, I think I really improved. Not only personally, but also for the company.” 
Qiang Chen, general manager, Cycle Link Europe BV
“Very interesting and very useful. I talked to some potential business partners and had a chance to interact with the students, who are potential interns and employees in my company.” 
Jacob Kurtz, owner and director, Kurtz Marketing & Management 
“I applaud the organisers for taking something that sounds like a technical issue, big data, as a leadership issue.”
Peter Vervest, professor at RSM