Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Platzhalter Speakers
Gerard van Schaik

Honorary President, EFMD


Gerard van Schaik has been Honorary President of EFMD since June 2008. He was the President of EFMD from 1995 till 2008.

He joined Heineken N.V. in 1959 after taking his Masters Degree in Economics at the Free University in Amsterdam. In 1968-1969, he followed the Annual Program in Business Administration at IMEDE in Lausanne. In 1974, he was appointed to the Executive Board of Heineken and was responsible for European interests as well as Corporate Marketing of the Group. In 1983, he became Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and, in 1989, was appointed Chairman. In 1993, he retired from that position.

He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Martinair Holland N.V. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of AEGON N.V. and former member of the non-executive Boards of a.o. DSM N.V., Sara Lee/DE N.V., ABN-AMRO Bank N.V., Whitbread Plc and United Biscuits Holding Plc.