Former Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende is Associate Partner at Hague. He mainly works from our Brussels office, where he gives strategic advice to our clients on European and geopolitical developments.
Prof. dr. Jan Peter Balkenende was Prime Minister of the Netherlands between July 2002 and October 2010. He presided over four cabinets and was deeply involved in EU-policies as a Member of the European Council. After his political career he devoted his time and energy to the issue of sustainability and circular economy on a national and international level. Balkenende was partner Corporate Responsibility at EY and is currently External Senior Advisor to EY. He is also chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, a partnership of eight Dutch multinationals committed to sustainable growth. In addition, Balkenende is professor in Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and member of the Club de Madrid, the organization of former heads of government of democratic nations.
“In a number of sectors major transitions are taking place, like climate change, energy, circular economy and implementations of the SDG’s. At Hague, I want to commit myself mainly at European level with companies and organizations to reflect on the implications of those transitions and to provide advice on strategical choices to make. Those choices can touch upon own core activities but also on relevant partnerships.”