Cofounder and Chair, Impact Economy Foundation, Chair, SDG Charter Netherlands, Former Chair, Global Reporting Institute, and Former Director- General ABN AMRO Bank
Current: (inter alia) Chairman (multi-stakeholder) SDG Charter Foundation (Netherlands); co-founder/chair True Price/Impact Institute/Impact Economy Foundation (www.trueprice.org; www.impactinstitute.com); board member “Het Groene Brein”; member (and former interim-chair of) Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute (“Making Policies & Markets Fit for Purpose”; “Stewardship role of Financial Sector”); advisory board member of Social Finance NL; member Advisory Board TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity); member Steering Committee Worldconnectors; Senior Advisor to Global Compact NL; alternate chair of Arbitration Council for Garment & Textile IMVO Covenant;
Formerly: (inter alia) co-initiator SDG-Investing Initiative (2016); Independent Member NCP-NL for OECD MNE Guidelines (2007-2016); board member and Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI: 2006-2014); Director-General ABN AmRo Bank (Co-Head, Group Risk Management; Global Head Structured Finance; 1979-2006); board member Utz Certified (2006-2014); co-initiator Equator Principles (2002/3).
Other: frequent speaker and publicist on responsible business conduct; expert on the OECD MNE GLs, SDGs, impact investing, development finance, governance, reporting; mediator.
Recognition: Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau (in 2005), promoted to Officer in 2017.
Education: Master at Law (Leiden University, 1969), Bachelor Economics (Erasmus, 1972), INSEAD Executive Program (2002)