On Friday 25 April 2014, Robert van der Meer, a University of Groningen nominee, received a Royal Decoration. He was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. The Royal Decoration was presented in The Hague by the Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp.
Prof. R.A.H. (Robert) van der Meer (1949) has been professor of finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business since 1988/1989. He is a member of various supervisory and advisory boards for companies listed on the stock exchange, pension funds and charitable organizations. He is also a deputy member of the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.
Robert van der Meer has had an impressive career within the financial sector. He has been a member of the boards of Aegon and Fortis/Amev and worked for a long time as the financial manager for Shell in the Netherlands and abroad. He is praised for his broad view of financial issues and asset management in many different sectors. Minister Kamp: ‘Robert van der Meer is uniquely qualified to place his financial knowledge at the disposal of business and numerous social organizations. In addition, as a professor he has been able to impart his knowledge to many members of the younger generation.’
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