Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair, OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct

Roel Nieuwenkamp is Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, an Intergovernmental Working Group, focused on Corporate Responsibility. He supervises and provides leadership to CSR programmes on the Financial Sector, Mining Sector and conflict minerals.

Prior to his current position, Roel was Chair of the OECD Working Party on International Investment responsible for the negotiations on the 2011 update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

He has also served the European Commission and was a consultant in New Zealand on the issue of results oriented government.  For several years he was management consultant at Arthur Andersen.

As the Director of the International Trade Policy & Economic Governance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, his responsibilities concern trade policy (WTO), investment treaties, corporate social responsibility, and the regulation of strategic goods.

Since 2010, he is part-time Professor of Public Administration at the University of Amsterdam.

Nieuwenkamp studied Economics, Law and Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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