Speaking during Amsterdam School of Economics about entrepreneurship & University of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam School of Economics (part of the University of Amsterdam) is organizing for the fourth time in a row an alumnus & student event called: ASE NEXT! This year I will have the honor to be the opening act for the keynote speaker: Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra.

Second, alumnus Alon Ben Joseph (MSc Economics 2004) will share his view on the first step on the job market, entrepreneurship and the importance of mentoring.


On the 27th of February 2019, for the 4th successive year the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and the student associations SEFA and VSAE are organising ASE NEXT! An exclusive event for both alumni and students of the economics faculty of the University of Amsterdam. I have walked the halls of this amazing university from 1998 until 2003, when I graduated for my Masters. I have also been a memeber of SEFA since I started studying Economics. SEFA, the study association of Economics and Business (EB) at the University of Amsterdam, is founded in 1922 with the name SEF. In 1995 arose the name SEFA by a merger between SEF and EEFA.

During my lecutre I will share my view on the first step on the job market, entrepreneurship and the importance of mentoring. After my intro the keynote speech will be giving by the Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra. During his lecture, Hoekstra will discuss his current challenges as Minister of Finance, such as investing in education, defence and infrastructure. How does the Ministry of Finance tackle contemporary issues of public financial affairs?
Followed by greatest career wins and mistakes shared by three other inspirational UvA alumni: Sergio Harrevelt (Business Analyst/ Controller at Atos Medical), Roelien Timmer (European Central Bank in Frankfurt), and Dolf Noordman (consultant at IBM).

Finally, you'll have the opportunity to meet with fellow students and alumni over drinks afterwards.

Program on Wednesday 27 February 2019:

Location: Aula University of Amsterdam, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam
18:00 – Welcome with drinks and snacks
​18:30 – Inspirational Talk: “The product you” by Alon Ben Joseph
18:45 – Q&A with Alumni
19:10 – Break with drinks
19:30 - Keynote speaker: Dutch Minister of Finance: Wopke Hoekstra
​20:00 - Questions to The Minister20:15 – Drinks & Snacks
​22:00 – End of the event

RSVP: If you want to join, register here. Free of charge for students, alumni and staff of University of Amsterdam.

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