Speakers - inspiration festival

Times inspiration sessions, rooms and speakers

During the inspiration festival, four themes are central: Societal Impact, Organizational Transformation, Modern Governance and Future Finance in a combination of academic theory, practical relevance and personal development. We facilitate the conversation about a 'Reward for Life' and give a stage to Nyenrodeans who are connected through their entrepreneurial spirit. Inspire each other in different ways. This creates added value for yourself, your organization and your environment.

Below you will find the digital program with all information about the afternoon.

Registration start at 12.45PM, dresscode: casual


Koen Becking and Petri Hofsté welcome you, followed by three academic contributions on the Nyenrode LES values: Leaderschip, Entrepreneurship & Stewardship.

  • Désirée van Gorp & Adri Simamora - International Leadership
  • Henk Kievit & René Verhulst - Entrepreneurship
  • André Nijhof & Boudewijn Poelmann - Stewardship

Three rounds inspiration sessions

After the opening you can choose from 12 sessions spread over three rounds in the dr. Albert Heijn building. All sessions and speakers can be found in the block schedule below. You can read the times per round here.

  • Round 1 van 3PM - 3.45PM
  • Round 2 van 4PM - 4.45PM
  • Round 3 van 5PM - 5.45PM


During the inspiration festival, a theme is central to each room. Below you can see the room layout. When clicking on the themes you will see all speakers belonging to the theme.

Check out the map here.



You will be able to see the following speakers:

  • Dave Nelissen – Chair Inspiration Festival; BBA alumnus
  • Boudewijn Poelmann – co-founder Nationale Postcode Loterij
  • Hanneke Smits - CEO BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • Michiel de Haan - Managing Director Royal Lemkes and co-owner moving company De Haan
  • Tanja Dik - CEO Johan Cruijf Arena
  • Conny Wenting - CEO Invictus Games The Hague 2020
  • Michiel de Wilde - formerly Director of Goldschmeding Foundation and of various NGOs active in sustainability and international development, currently adviser to philanthropic funds, NGOs, family offices and social enterprises in the field of 'strategy, impact management and results financing', in addition to being an experienced supervisor of charities
  • Petri Hofsté - number one in the Top-100 Supervisory Board members, most influential woman in Dutch business according to Management Scope and chairman of the Nyenrode Foundation
  • Marjolein Baghuis - Catalyst for Positive Change at The Terrace, strategy agency for communication and sustainability
  • Carola Wijdoogen - Director of Sustainability University, global platform for sustainability professionals and CSR managers, previously Chief Sustainability Officer at Dutch Railways
  • Petra Hielkema – Chair EIOPA (European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority)
  • Tjarda Klimp - CFO Vion Food Group
  • Terry Aurik - CEO Enreach
  • Vincent Moolenaar - Member of the Supervisory Board of Deloitte/ Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Reward Value
  • Andreea Bulisache - National Technology Officer Microsoft
  • Adri Simamora - CFO Sandoz
  • Koen Becking - Rector Magnificus at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Barbara Majoor - Vice-Rector Magnificus at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Désirée van Gorp – Professor of International Business at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • André Nijhof – Professor in the fields of Sustainable Business & Stewardship at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Henk Kievit – Professor of Entrepreneurship & Ecosystems at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Roberto Flören – Professor of Family Business & Business Transfer at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Jeroen Veldman - Associate Professor Corporate Governance at Nyenrode Business Universiteit 
  • Bob de Wit – Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Rob Blomme – Professor of Organization Behavior at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Dennis Vink – Professor of Finance and Investement at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Job Andreoli – Senior Lecturer Finance and PhD candidate entrepreuneurial finance at Nyenrode Business Universiteit