Appointments & Farewells


New Professors

Bas Kodden appointed Professor of Leadership and Management Development  

Dr. Bas Kodden has been appointed Professor of Leadership and Management Development at Nyenrode in the summer of 2020. Kodden was already affiliated with Nyenrode as Program Director of the Executive MBA. Kodden’s research focuses on further development of managers by providing models and theories. These should improve the judgement and behavior of professionals and provide guidance in daily practice.   

Retirement & Farewell Lectures 2019-2020

Emeritus speech by Willem Burggraaf 

“Take the time to learn. It takes a lot of courage and it takes energy, but it’ll benefit your company in the long run." This is some of the advice that Prof Dr Willem Burggraaf gave his audience in his emeritus speech titled 'The entrepreneur as central theme, time to reflect'. The speech took place on September 7th, 2020. 

Jan Bots named emeritus professor 

Prof Dr Jan Bots delivered his retirement lecture on Thursday August 29, 2019. In this lecture, he reflected on the work of controllers under the impact of digitization. He believes that it is only a matter of time before big data and digitization become an integral part of the controlling profession. He examined the controller’s role in the business sector as well as factors that influence controllers’ work in general and digitization in particular. 

Retirement professor Henk Langendijk  

On March 29, 2019, Prof Dr Henk Langendijk said goodbye as a professor at Nyenrode. In Nyenrode’s Pfizer lecture hall, he delivered his farewell lecture titled: ‘The (un)true and fair view of the annual financial statements and the position of the auditor’. His most important advice in his lecture was to have auditors appointed and paid by umbrella organizations in order to create more impartiality. 

Farewell lecture by Gijs Hiltermann  

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, accountancy lecturer Gijs Hiltermann gave his last lecture after nearly 35 years of employment at Nyenrode and NBA predecessor NIVRA. This topic was cost allocation and internal settlement.