Rick van der Kleij

Public speaker

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars!” (Oscar Wilde, 1892)

As an international business ethicist I raise questions for a living. So I’m honoured that the vibrant Dutch meeting industry has given me the award Most Talented Moderator (‘Meest Talentvolle Dagvoorzitter van het Jaar’) in 2013.

Since 2008 I’ve been moderating both public events and in-company meetings. Changes in how participants think, feel and act – that’s the impact of great meetings. Being a moderator I have a knack for connecting people and topics. This helps me engage delegates from all sectors, disciplines or cultures – both intellectually and emotionally.

Graduated with degrees in International Business and Applied Ethics, I work on topics ranging from corporate governance and innovation economics to sustainability and international politics. My professional roles so far: moderator/facilitator/trainer/consultant for clients ranging from corporations and trade associations to governments and NGOs.

Background picture: Fieke Huisman (Royal Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Tags
stakeholder engagement, public-private partnerships, co-creation, debates, dialogues, meeting design, strategy sessions, shared value, sustainability, CSR, international trade, food (security)