High profile thinkers on campus

High profile thinkers on campus

Several multinational companies have their headquarters in the Rotterdam region. Their leading executives, as well as leaders from public and not-for-profit sectors, regularly visit RSM and Erasmus University to take part in presentations, panels, career workshops, seminars and to interview candidates for jobs. They bring inspiration and insights from the world of business, keeping RSM students abreast of the biggest issues influencing today’s world affairs. 

Recent speakers include:

  • Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer & Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner
  • Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands 
  • Former Prime Minster of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt
  • Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006
  • Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner
  • Dr Noreena Hertz, a leading political economist 
  • Anthony Ruys, former chairman of the Executive Board of Heineken 
  • Peter Bakker, CEO TNT 
  • Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell
  • Bart Becht, CEO of Reckitt Benckiser
  • Ad Scheepbouwer, former CEO of Dutch telecom company KPN