Ron is a boardroom and corporate governance advisor. He works with boards and senior management to make responsibility and forward thinking a value-capturing reality, turning today’s social, environmental, economic, and technological transformations into a source of lasting competitive advantage. He specialises in setting board agenda to focus on creating long-term value while navigating near term challenges, bridging the divide between competing stakeholder interests and provide guidance on the tough choices faced by management.
Ron works as a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Director in Residence at INSEAD and is founder and board member at Radix CBPS, a think tank centred around business, politics and society. He is also a member of the board and chair of the audit committee at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire in The Netherlands, and member of the INSEAD International Directors Network.
As Director in Residence at INSEAD, Ron focusses on the role of the board on long-term value creation in close cooperation with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre. He has written articles and papers published in media such as the Harvard Business Review (HBR), (Dutch) Financial Times, Management & Business Review (MBR), IFC Word Bank Group, Management Scope, INSEAD Knowledge, and the European Financial Review.
Ron gained extensive experience in executive roles and on boards of companies throughout Europe, Middle East, India, United States and South America. He has worked with organisations in a variety of sectors including financial services, private equity, high tech industry, manufacturing, ICT, professional services and non-profit.
Ron studied international management and business administration at the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom) and INSEAD (France) and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Non-Executive Directors Programme. He was named “world leading management thinker” by Management & Business Review (MBR), one of the world’s “100 Green Board Members” and a winner of the EFMD case competition with INSEAD’s business case “Barry Callebaut: Forever Chocolate”.
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