Advisory Council


Mr. Paul Arlman, former Chair Plan International and former Chair of the Dutch branch of Transparency International; former Director of the Worldbank and of the European Investment Bank, and Secretary-General Federation of European Stock Exchanges.



Mr. Bernard Bot, Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the European Union; President of the Carnegie Foundation; Consultant at Meines & Partners

 Ben Bot geweest


Mr. Willem Calkoen, Retired Partner of NautaDutilh; former Chair of the Section on Business Law of the International Bar Association.

calkoen willem


Mr. Wim Deetman, Member of the Dutch Council of State; former Mayor of The Hague.

666px-Wim Deetman


Mr. Jan Eijsbouts, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Maastricht University; Project Leader Business and Human Rights International Arbitration Project, The Hague Institute for Global Justice; expert former chairman of the World Legal Forum foundation; former General Counsel and Director Legal Affairs AkzoNobel.

7711e13b-57d5-4eaf-8155-2e9ec003cfcc Jan Eijsbouts 150


Mr. Beat Hess, Chairman to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim; Member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé; Vice-Chairman to the Board of Directors of Sonova; former Group Legal Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Royal Dutch Shell plc.



Mr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee, Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV); member of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR); Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Achmea Society (Vereniging Achmea); Chairman of the Supervisory Board to the Anne Frank Foundation; Distinguished University Professor and Full Professor of Law, Tilburg University; Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Amsterdam; former Minister of Justice, Minister of the Interior, Minister for Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles Affairs, and former Member of the Council of State.

Hirsch Ballin Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV


Mr. Pieter Jan Kuijper, Professor of International (Economic) Organisations Law, University of Amsterdam; former Principal Legal Advisor and Director for External Relations in the Legal Service of the European Commission; and former Head of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization.

pj kuijper


Mrs. Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Judge to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) Legal Adviser; Professor of International Law at Maastricht University (observer); former Head International Law Division at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Mr. Klaus Löber, Senior Adviser for the Market Infrastructures and Payments Committee of the European Central Bank (ECB); Chairman of the German National Committee at the Association Européennee du droit bacaire et financier; former Head of Secretariat, Bank for International Settlemens; former Chair of the International Law Reform Group, International Bar Association.



Mr. Robert Visser, Secretary to the Dutch Council of State; former Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office; former  Director General Legislation, International Affairs and Immigration, Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands (observer).


  • WLF Buildings brown.jpg