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University of Groningen alumni dominate top three most influential Dutch

19 December 2016

According to the new top 200 most influential Dutch from the Dutch newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’, University of Groningen (UG) alumni are doing well. The three top places are held by former students of the UG:

Hans Wijers (Economics, 1976), president of the board of Heineken and the Concert Hall Orchestra, former D66 minister, former head of the chemical company Akzo Nobel and former chairman of the Ubbo Emmius Fund of the University, leads the list. He is followed by the current chairman of the Ubbo Emmius Fund and CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman (bachelor Economics, 1977). In third place is the director of the Dutch Bank Klaas Knot (Economics in 1991, PhD 1995).

Other former UG students in the top 200 are: Jaap Winter, Annemieke Siderius-Fentener van Vlissingen, Jaap van Manen, Roelof Joosten, Tjibbe Joustra, Pamela Boumeester, Marjan Oudeman, Henk Breukink, Louise Gunning-Schepers, Frits van Bruggen, Bruno Bruins, Jan Nooitgedagt, Arno Visser, Wim Pijbes and Aleid Wolfsen.

For the complete list of the most influential Dutch in 2016 (Dutch only) >>>

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