Dr. René P. Orij is an Associate Professor at the Center for Financial Reporting & Tax.
René is an accounting scholar with a focus on the blend of corporate financial and social issues. He finalized his PhD at Leiden University in 2012 with the thesis “Societal Determinants of Corporate Social Disclosures”. 
He is an experienced user of financial reporting information, particularly in the banking industry (1992-2001). He had been a faculty member, a center director and a course director at Leiden University (2004-2016), before he joined Nyenrode in January 2017. He also taught at Hogeschool Inholland (2002-2004). René is very much interested in innovation in accounting, and related fields, such as FinTech and business model innovation.
He currently teaches Research in Financial Accounting, a master-level research course for chartered accountants. He is the course chairman of Financial Accounting Theory and he is involved in master thesis supervision.
Secondary positions
René is a full-time faculty member at Nyenrode.