We are excited to announce our second keynote speaker: Ron Keller.
Ron currently works as an advisor (including to the G20 president, multilateral organisations and the international business community) and lecturer at the University of Groningen, Leiden University, the Academy of the Ministry of Finance, and the Mandeville Academy. He is member of advisory boards of, among others, the EU Tech Chamber and Euro Défense Netherlands. As an analyst, Ron is regularly active for Dutch and international television, radio, newspapers and other media.
Ron was Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Turkey and China (2005-2017). As Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was responsible for Dutch development cooperation between 2000 and 2005.
Previously, he was Director of Foreign Financial Relations and Director of Export Credit Insurance and Investment Guarantees at the Ministry of Finance (1994-2000).
Ron was one of the founders of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and was a Director on its first board of directors in London (1991-1994).
At the European Union in Brussels, he was, among other things, Chairman of the Committee that set up the Euro currency system (1997-2000).
Ron holds a Master’s degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Amsterdam (cum laude).