The following speakers will be present at the VESTING Conference 2021:

Wouter Bos

We are very proud to announce that Wouter Bos will be speaking at the 2021 Conference. Wouter Bos is the former leader of the Dutch Labor Party and in Cabinet Balkenende IV Wouter Bos was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, taking office on 22 February 2007. Currently he is the CEO of Invest-NL, a dutch impact investor that wants to create a sustainable future for the Netherlands. Are you interested in Wouter Bos' story about his studies and career? You are welcome to come and listen to his talk at the 11th of May!

Robert Vissers

Robert Vissers studied Econometrics at Tilburg University and Actuarial Science at AG and University of Amsterdam. Currently he works as a business analyst at Sogeti and also is a member of the board at IIBA. Are you interested in Robert's insights in all the different careerpaths you can take after studying econometrics? Or do you want to know what the daily tasks of a business analyst look like? Robert will tell you all about it on the 11th of May!

Herman Balsters and Annalies van der Wiel


Meet Herman Balsters and Annalies van der Wiel from Northchain.
Northchain is a company that provides customized blockchain solutions for individual companies. Herman Balsters is a partner at Northchain, previously he was an associate professor in the field of Analysis and Design of Information Systems, at the FEB. Annalies van der Wiel studied econometrics and operations research at the RUG and is also an ex-active member of VESTING! After her studies she went on to work at Fijn Wonen and is specialized in blockchain technology.

Gijs Immerman and Marije Wiersma


Both Gijs and Marije are Financial Risk Management Consultants at Zanders. Marije has a background in Financial Engineering and Management. She studied in the city of Twente. Gijs studied econometrics at the RUG and was an active member of VESTING. He even was a member of the VESTING Board in 2011! On the 11th of May Gijs and Marije will tell something about how financial institutions manage (financial) risk from climate change.


The VESTING Conference 2021 will be led by our chairman of the day:

Tom Jessen

We are proud to announce that our chairman of the day is Tom Jessen! You might know Tom as a presenter on RTL Z or BNR or from one of the most popular podcasts of the Netherlands: “Maarten van Rossem – De Podcast”. Next to that he was proclaimed online host of the year and nominee for the moderator of the year award. Since Tom Jessen knows everything about online events, we are sure he will make this years first online VESTING Conference unforgettable!

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