Dies Natalis

November 20 2021, 2:30 PM
There is always a spot for you
Nyenrode Business Universiteit - Breukelen
Straatweg 25
3621 BG Breukelen

You are cordially invited by the University Board of Nyenrode Business University to attend the university’s 75th anniversary, to be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

On this very special occasion honorary doctorate degrees will be conferred upon:

  • Prof. Dr. W. Robert Knechel - Distinguished Professor and Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting Director, Center for International Accounting and Auditing Center (IAAC) University of Florida
  • Mr. Willem A. Blijdorp - Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Director General World Trade Organization

 As of 14.30 hrs. you are welcome in the Neelie Kroes Hall, Dr. Albert Heijn Building at Nyenrode Business University. The ceremony starts at 15.00 hrs. in the Pfizer Auditorium.

It is also possible to attend the ceremony online via a live webcast on the university’s website (www.nyenrode.nl/diesnatalis).

 Your attendance will be highly appreciated.

 Prof. Dr. Koen Becking                              Drs. Remmelt Vetkamp, MSc

Rector Magnificus                                        CFO

 

This invitation is personal. If you intend to attend the ceremony in the Pfizer Auditorium please respond before November 12, 2021, at www.nyenrode.nl/diesnatalis.

Agenda

14:30 - 15:00
Welcome at the Neelie Kroes Hall, Dr. Albert Heijn Building

15.00 - 17.00

  • Opening speech by Prof. Dr. Koen Becking
  • Conferment of the honorary doctorate degree upon Prof. Dr. W. Robert Knechel by Prof. Dr. Barbara Majoor. Address by the new honorary doctorate
  • Conferment of the honorary doctorate degree upon Mr. Willem A. Blijdorp by Prof. Dr. Kitty Koelemeijer. Address by the new honorary doctorate
  • Conferment of the honorary doctorate degree upon Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by Prof. Dr. Désirée van Gorp. Address by the new honorary doctorate
  • Closing remarks by Drs. Remmelt Vetkamp, MSc, CFO

17.00
Celebratory Cocktails