Annette D.S.M. Nijs, MSc MBA

Shanghai, Beijing, Amsterdam
Annette (1961) is a macroeconomist and China watcher. She is the Executive Director Global Initiative of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), one of the leading top 25 global business schools. She travels extensively especially in China, Europe, Africa and the US.

Annette is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Before joining CEIBS, Annette established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University.
Annette started her career working for Shell where she gained more than 10 years experience in the energy industry in Europe, US, Middle-East and Asia.
Annette is partner of FIPRA Netherlands, part of FIPRA International: a global consultancy, specialising in regulatory and competition policy matters. Annette is a member of the Advisory Board 'De Maatschappij" the oldest Dutch network of entrepreneurs. She is senior advisor of the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels and of various internationally operating companies in the field of energy, human resources, consulting, IT innovations and public affairs and the promotion of entrepeneurship.

Annette has a Masters degree in macro-economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (1987), an executive MBA from London Business School (1999) and is alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP June 2010). Annette published her first book on China in October 2009 in the Netherlands.

Annette Nijs is a regular guest speaker and moderator at global forums and company events and lectured at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), London Business School (LBS), IESE (Barcelona), Said Business School (Oxford, UK) and Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands).

Annette enjoys classical music, sailing, travelling, philosophy, psychology, writing, delivering guest lectures, meeting with friends and business colleagues of different cultures in different countries.

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