The Board of Recommendation consists of notable world citizens from various industries who support and recommend the EFR Business Week to potential speakers and guests. Many of these members have appeared as speakers during the EFR Business Week in the past, while others have been actively involved due to their relationship with the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the EFR. The EFR and the EFR Business Week Committee would like to sincerely thank the Board of Recommendation for their support to the EFR Business Week.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Former Secretary General of the NATO


Alexander Rinnooy Kan

Former Chairman of the Social Economic Council of the Netherlands


Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Former Secretary General of the NATO


Tex Gunning

Chief Executive Officer TNT Express


Anton van Rossum

Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Erasmus University


Ben Verwaayen

Former Chief Executive Officer Alcatel-Lucent


Jean-Claude Juncker

President of the European Commission


Pauline van der Meer Mohr

Former Chairman Supervisory Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Ahmed Aboutaleb

Mayor of Rotterdam


Henk Schmidt

Former Rector Magnificus Erasmus University Rotterdam


Jeroen van der Veer

Former  Chief Executive Officer Royal Dutch Shell


Piet Moerland

Former Chief Executive Officer Rabobank N.V