Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on intellectually 
- Tim Minchin -

Ries is PhD Researcher at the Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax. After finishing pre-university education, Ries started working in an audit firm and followed the Nyenrode part-time (BSc- and MSc-) accountancy program. He was asked to start a full-time PhD at Nyenrode during the completion of his master’s thesis. Next to his doctoral research about bundling non-financial and – traditional – financial information in one report (Integrated Reporting), Ries supervises master’s theses and is involved in the master courses ‘academic research in accountancy’ and ‘advanced research in accountancy’.

Secondary activities

  • Member of Nyenrode strategy design team 


Ries loves the water (windsurfing) and the mountains (mountain biking, skiing). He is also enthusiastic about old industrial designers of timeless furniture.  

Most relevant publications

  • Breijer, R., van Beest, F., & Braam, G. (2020). Leverage en de toepassing van alternatieve financiële prestatiemaatstaven. Maandblad Voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie, 94(9/10), 333-342