“Listening, that’s where it all starts”
Jeroen emphasizes the importance for an organization as EY to take its responsibility in society and to act in accordance with its mission of ‘building a better working world’. As chair of the Board of Directors of EY in the Netherlands, he is responsible for EY’s brand and reputation, markets and alignment with the EY Global organization. Jeroen studied Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam and has held various leadership positions at EY since starting at the firm in 1990. He has experienced how the practice has changed. ‘As an example, taxation has always been purely for specialists. Now there are so many more stakeholders. That requires new, different perspectives.’ In addition to EY, Jeroen holds various board positions at charitable foundations and cultural institutions.