Category:Erasmus University Rotterdam alumni
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The following 165 pages are in this category, out of 165 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 165 pages are in this category, out of 165 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mohammad Hatta – Mohammad Hatta was Indonesias first vice president, later also serving as the countrys prime minister. Known as The Proclamator, he and a number of Indonesians, including the first president of Indonesia, Sukarno, Hatta was born in Fort De Kock, West Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. After his early education, he studied in Dutch schools in the Dutch East Indies, Mohammad Hatta is often remembered as Bung Hatta. Hatta was born in Fort De Kock on 12 August 1902 into a prominent and his grandfather was a respected ulema in Batuhampar, near Payakumbuh. His father, Haji Mohammad Djamil, died when he was eight months old and he was left with his six sisters, as in the matrilineal society of Minangkabau tradition, he was then raised in his mothers family. His mothers family was wealthy, and Hatta was able to study Dutch as well as finishing Quran after school and he went to the Dutch language elementary school in Padang from 1913 to 1916 after he had finished Sekolah Melayu in Bukittinggi. When he was thirteen, he passed an exam that entitled him to enroll in the Dutch secondary school in Batavia, however his mother asked him to stay in Padang because he was still too young to go to the capital alone. Hatta then entered junior secondary school or MULO, during his spare time, he worked part-time in a post office. Normally, MULO students were not allowed to work, but he was able to work there because of the HBS exam qualification, Hatta was interested in football, he joined his schools football team and was made its chairman. He broadened his sphere of contacts by using his position, Hatta used to visit the office of the Sarikat Usaha, led by Taher Marah Soetan. In the office, he read Dutch newspapers, particularly about political debates in the Volksraad of the Dutch East Indies and it was at the age of sixteen that Hatta began to be interested in politics and national movements. He was chosen the treasurer of the branch of the Jong Sumatranen Bond, in 1919, Hatta finally went to the HBS in Batavia. He completed his study with distinction in 1921, and was allowed to continue to study at the Rotterdam School of Commerce in Rotterdam and he took economics as his major and earned a doctorandus degree in 1932. The degree entitled him to follow a doctorate program and he then continued to pursue the doctorate degree, and completed all requirements to be awarded it, but he never finished his thesis. Politics had taken over Hattas life, in the Netherlands, Hatta joined the Indische Vereeniging. In 1922, the changed its name to Indonesische Vereeniging and later to its Indonesian translation. Hatta was the treasurer, and then the chairman, the Perhimpoenan Indonesia then changed from being a student organization into a political organization and had an unequivocal demand for Indonesias independence. It expressed its voice through the magazine called Indonesia Merdeka of which Hatta was the editor, to gain more support from other nations, Hatta attended congresses all over Europe, always as the chairman of the Indonesian delegation
2. Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau – Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau was a younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. On 17 February 2012, Prince Friso was buried under an avalanche in Lech, Austria and he was taken to a hospital in Innsbruck where he was in a critical but stable condition. His initial coma later progressed to a conscious state and it was unclear whether he would ever regain full consciousness. On 12 August 2013, one and a years after the accident. He had one brother, current King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and one younger brother. His titles at birth were Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Prince Friso was baptized on 28 December 1968 in the Dom Church in Utrecht. His godparents were Prince Harald of Norway, Johan Christian Baron von Jenisch, Herman van Roijen, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, in 1986, he graduated from the secondary school Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum in The Hague. From 1986 until 1988, he studied engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1988 to 1994 he studied at Delft University of Technology, additionally, he earned an MSc degree in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. To prepare himself for the possibility of succession to the throne, he took courses in Dutch law, Prince Friso worked from 1995 until 1996 at the Amsterdam branch of the international management consultancy McKinsey. After completing an MBA-programme at INSEAD, Prince Friso worked as president from 1998 till 2003 in Goldman Sachs International in London. In 2004, he became part-time co-president of TNO Space in Delft, from October 2006, Prince Friso was Managing Director in the London office of the private investment and advisory firm Wolfensohn & Company. Prince Friso was a co-founder of the MRI Centre in Amsterdam and was also a shareholder of Wizzair. Prince Friso was honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture, prior to his accident, Prince Friso was working as a chief financial officer for URENCO, a uranium enrichment company. On 30 June 2003, it was announced that Prince Friso was to marry Mabel Wisse Smit and this breach of trust was the reason the government did not seek parliamentary permission, respecting the wishes of the couple. They nevertheless married in Delft on 24 April 2004, and Mabel Wisse Smit became a member of the Dutch Royal Family but not a member of the Dutch Royal House. Considering that his elder brother King Willem-Alexander has three children, Prince Frisos exclusion from the succession was unlikely to have an effect on the monarchy in the Netherlands. After their marriage, Prince Friso and his wife Princess Mabel set up home in London, the couple had two daughters, Countess Emma Luana Ninette Sophie of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, born 26 March 2005 in London
3. Jan Kees de Jager – Jan Cornelis Jan Kees de Jager is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as State Secretary for Finance from 22 February 2007 until 23 February 2010 in the Cabinet Balkenende IV, De Jager became Minister of Finance following the resignation of Wouter Bos and served for the remaining parliamentary period of the Cabinet Balkenende IV. After the fall of the Cabinet Rutte I, De Jager was succeed as Minister of Finance on 5 November 2012, De Jager studied at the Nyenrode Business University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990. Subsequently, he studied at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Economic sociology and he also obtained an Master of Laws degree at the same university in 1996. In 1992, while still at university, De Jager founded Information technology company Spectra Vision, all business activities were handed over to ISM eCompany in 1997, the company of which De Jager was CEO until his appointment to the cabinet on 22 February 2010. In 2008, Sana Commerce has become a subsidiary of ISM eCompany, besides his work as managing partner of the Rotterdam internet agency ISM eCompany and Sana Commerce from 2008, De Jager is socially involved in different activities. He was a member of the board of the Christian Democratic Appeal and organizations of various social. For his contribution to the success of the company he worked and his efforts in various ICT and innovative ancillary, De Jager was State Secretary for Finance in the Cabinet Balkenende IV from 22 February 2007 to 23 February 2010. De Jager took part in the 2008 G-20 Washington summit on financial crisis in Washington on 15 and 16 November 2008, De Jager would actually participate as acting Minister of Finance in the program of the Finance ministers. After consultation with the White House was decided that De Jager could participate in the summit as head of government, De Jager advocated by the Dutch contribution to the need to improve monitoring in a more prominent role of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. On 23 February 2010 following the resignation of Wouter Bos, and with him all the Labour Party members from the Cabinet Balkenende IV, De Jager became Minister of Finance. He worked on the 2011 budget and on 14 October 2010 De Jager remain as minister in the First Rutte cabinet, on 26 February 2012 former Minister of Finance Onno Ruding, told in the program Eva Jinek on Sunday to have regular contact with De Jager on specific topics. In 2011, De Jager said that he is in a relationship with a man, netherlands Order of Orange-Nassau Officer Mr. Drs
4. Stijn Claessens – Stijn Claessens is a Dutch economist who currently serves as the Assistant Director of International Monetary Funds Research Department. He worked for fourteen years at World Bank beginning in 1987 until 2001 where he assumed various positions including that of Lead Economist. Following his tenure at the World Bank he became Professor of International Finance Policy at the University of Amsterdam where he remained for three years and still is on the faculty, Claessens was born in Udenhout, the Netherlands on June 19,1959. The second son of four, he attended a high school where he excelled in mathematics. After graduating from school, Claessens applied to Erasmus University in Rotterdam where, in May 1979, he received his bachelors in Business Economics. He then went on to receive his doctorate in Business Economics and applied for further education in the United States, Claessens earned his doctorate in economics from Erasmus University in 1984 and his Ph. D from The Wharton School of Business in 1986. During his time at Wharton he was a Research Fellow and taught International Financial Management, in the Spring of 1987 he taught at New York University as a visiting Assistant Professor of International Corporate Finance and International Financial Management. In mid-1987 he joined the World Bank as a Financial Officer, in September 2004 after relocating back to the United States he rejoined the World Bank assuming the position of Senior Adviser to the Vice-President for Financial Setor at the Bank. He left the Bank in January 2007 to join The International Monetary Fund IMF as the Chief of the Financial Studies Division in the Research Department, currently he is also the assistant director, reporting to Olivier Blanchard. Claessens remains a fellow at the Wharton School and at the London-based CEPR and he currently works on business and financial cycles. His work in the field of corporate governance has been quoted, especially The Separation of Ownership and Control in East Asian Corporations with Djankov, Simeon and Lang, Larry. His published work total over 190 books and papers, many have been cited in such as Globalization and Its Discontents and Restoring Financial Stability. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and he has edited several books, including International Financial Contagion Resolution of Financial Distress and A Reader in International Corporate Finance. Financial Crises, Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses with M. Ayhan Kose, Luc Laeven, ISBN 978-1-47554-340-7 Political Connections and Preferential Access to Finance, The Role of Campaign Contributions with Erik Feijen and Luc Laeven, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming. International Financial Integration through Equity Markets, Which Firms from Which Countries Go Global, with Sergio L. Schmukler, Journal of International Money and Finance, forthcoming. Financial sector development and the Millennium Development Goals, with Erik Feijen, World Bank Publications, ISBN 0-8213-6864-8 Resolution of Financial Distress, An International Perspective on the Design of Bankruptcy Laws, with Simeon Djankov and Ashoka Mody. World Bank Publications, ISBN 0-8213-4906-6 A Reader in International Corporate Finance, Volume 1, World Bank Publications, ISBN 0-8213-6698-X Are Financial Sector Weaknesses Undermining the East Asian Miracle, with Thomas C. World Bank Publications, ISBN 0-8213-4006-9 Electronic Finance, A New Approach to Financial Sector Development, World Bank Publications, ISBN 0-8213-5104-4 International Financial Contagion, with Kristin Forbes
5. Willem Drees Jr. – Willem Wim Drees Jr. was a Dutch politician of the Democratic Socialists 70. He served as Parliamentary leader of the Democratic Socialists 70 in the House of Representatives from 29 April 1971, after the Dutch general election of 1971 and became Minister of Transport and Water Management in the Cabinet Biesheuvel I serving from 6 July 1971 until 21 July 1972. He returned to the House of Representatives on 5 September 1972 and he resigned his positions on 20 August 1977 and retired as Leader of the Democratic Socialists 70 the same day. After attending Gymnasium Haganum from 1934 to 1940, Drees studied at the Erasmus University Rotterdam from 1940 to 1946, on 3 February 1947 he married Anna Erica Gescher. They had five children, four girls and one son Willem B, Drees the third child became a philosopher. Anna Erica Drees-Gescher died on 12 May 1988 at the age of 65, Willem Drees Jr. died on 5 September 1998 at the age of 75. Relatively young compared to his parents, his father Willem Drees died at the age of 101 and his mother Catharina Hent died at the age of 85
6. Chia Thye Poh – Dr Chia Thye Poh is a Singaporean former political prisoner. Prior to his detention, he had been a teacher, a lecturer, a socialist political activist. Subsequent to it, he has been a student and an interpreter. He travelled to Germany in 1997, and to the Netherlands at least as recently as 2000, the supervision of his PhD thesis in development economics was completed in 2006. He read physics at Nanyang University and upon graduating he worked briefly as a school teacher. Concurrent with his holding of office, he worked as a university physics professor and he was banned permanently from entering Malaysia in the wake of a political speech he delivered to the Perak division of the Labour Party of Malaysia on 24 April 1966. In July 1966, he was convicted for publishing an article in the Barisans Chinese-language newspaper. It has been noted that he was active among peace campaigners calling for an end to the US bombing of Indochina during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. In early October 1966, he and eight other Barisan Sosialis MPs boycotted the Parliament over the decision by the ruling Peoples Action Party to split from Malaysia. This was part of the Barisans strategy to protest undemocratic acts of the Government and he declared that the means of the struggle would be street demonstrations, protest meetings, strikes. On 29 October 1966, he and 22 other Barisan Sosialis leaders were arrested pursuant to powers afforded by the Internal Security Act, the official statement released by the Government alleged that Barisans attempt to arouse a mass struggle outside of parliament was prejudicial to the stability of Singapore. The round of arrests was the one conducted by the government. Chia was specifically detained for his role in organising and leading the procession on 8 October. The other detainees were released eventually after they signed a document promising to renounce violence. However, he refused as he felt that such a document would imply that he was affiliated with the CPM and, in his own words. If I had signed that statement I would not have lived in peace and he was deprived of Singapore citizenship in February 1968 as he could not produce a birth certificate to substantiate his claim that he was born in Singapore in 1933. He was served with a Banishment Order in August 1968, during his incarceration, he spent substantial time in solitary confinement at the Whitley Road Detention Centre. In late 1978, Amnesty International confirmed that he was detained at the Moon Crescent Detention Centre located within the grounds of Changi Prison, in 1982, he was moved out of prison and into a series of government halfway houses
7. Wil Albeda – Willem Albeda was a Dutch politician. He was an ARP and CDA politician who once described himself as a trade unionist and he worked for some years at the Christian Building Federation and the CNV. Then he was professor of policy in Rotterdam. Albeda was interested in international issues, from 1966 he was member and from 1973 chairman of the ARP group in the Senate. He was Minister of Social Affairs in the first cabinet Van Agt, after this he returned to the Senate and later became chairman of the Scientific Council for Government Policy. He died in Maastricht, aged 88
8. Charlie Aptroot – Charles Bernhard Charlie Aptroot is a Dutch politician of the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. He was a Member of the House of Representatives from 30 January 2003 to 19 September 2012 and he focused on matters of traffic, public transport and internal affairs. Since 1 September 2012 he has been mayor of Zoetermeer, Aptroot was elected into the House of Representatives in the general election of 2003. In 2010 he contested in the election for Speaker of the House of Representatives, in the past Aptroot was a member of the municipal council of Wassenaar from 1982 to 1998 and an alderman of the same municipality from 1990 to 1996. He was also a member of the States of South Holland from 1999 to 2003, from 1978 to 2001 Aptroot was together with his brother director of the Jonco-groep, a wholesale in mercery in Rotterdam. Parlement. com biography Charlie Aptroot personal website Media related to Charlie Aptroot at Wikimedia Commons
9. Lucas Bolsius – Lucas Bolsius is a Dutch historian and politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal and since 31 August 2010 mayor of the city of Amersfoort. Bolsius studied social history at Erasmus University Rotterdam and he was a member of the States of South Holland for the Christian Democratic Appeal between 1995 and 1998. In 1998 he became member of the council of Rotterdam for the same party. He performed several jobs before becoming a politician in 2002 when he became an alderman of the municipality of Rotterdam. His responsibilities included social affairs, quarters and public space, after the 2006 elections he continued as alderman. This time his responsibilities include financial affairs, sports and public space, profile at CDA Rotterdam Rotterdam Municipal Information Site