Jan Peter Balkenende

Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Professor at Erasmus University

“It is Time to Lead for a Sustainable Future and Making the Sustainable Development Goals a Reality”

Professor Jan Peter Balkenende was Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 2002 to 2010. He received a degree in history and law at VU University Amsterdam, followed by a Ph.D. on government regulation and civil society organisations. During 2011-2016, Balkenende worked as Partner at EY on corporate responsibility and international affairs. Since 2016, he is External Senior Advisor to EY and since 2017 a member of the Supervisory Board of ING. Currently, Balkenende chairs the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, the Major Alliance and the Noaber Foundation. He is Professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam since 2010.