Leadership Panels

EBF Leadership Panel: Tjeerd Jegen (CEO HEMA)


“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

During the next leadership panel, the CEO of HEMA will share his thoughts and ideas on the topic of leadership. Tjeerd Jegen started his career in 1995
as Trainee at Ahold. In the following years he fulfilled different CEO positions
for companies such as Tesco Malaysia and Woolsworth Australia. In April 2015
Tjeerd Jegen came back to the Netherlands and has been appointed as the new

In the last few years Tjeerd Jegen implemented several fundamental changes,
which resulted in the ‘revival’ of HEMA. In this leadership panel he will tell you
everything about his experiences as CEO and the problems he encountered.
Do you want to be inspired by one of the greatest Dutch CEOs and learn how
to become a great leader? Then visit our next leadership panel on the 8th of

Before the event there is some time for coffee and afterwards drinks will be

15.00 – 17.00 | Blauwe Zaal Duisenberg | Application is not necessary



Each year the EBF organises several Leadership Panels. A Leadership Panel is an inspiring lecture given by an influential person from the business and/or political environment. Key-note speakers are invited to talk about their view on leadership. Furthermore, during the lecture the speakers talk about their life, work or current occurrences in the world.

Please watch the announcements in the calendar on the homepage, on the EBF Facebook page or on other media for upcoming Leadership Panels!

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Dutch Minister of Finance & President of the Eurogroup

Nick Jue
CEO ING Netherlands

Wim Pijbes
General Director Rijksmuseum

Tom Middendorp
Chief of Defence

Paul Polman
CEO Unilever

Klaas Knot
President of “De Nederlandsche Bank”

Marc Bolland
CEO of Marks & Spencer

Jeroen Smit
Author of “De Prooi” and “Het Drama Ahold”

Dick Berlijn
Ex-Chief of Defense Staff The Netherlands

Dick Boer
CEO Ahold Holding

Roger Dassen
Global Managing Director Deloitte

Jan Kees de Jager
Demissionary Minister of Finance

Mark McKeon

Ben Noteboom
CEO Randstad

Alexander Pechthold
Parliamentary Group Leader D66

Mark Rutte
Demissionary Prime Minister The Netherlands

Dirk Scheringa
Founder DSB Group

Gerrit Zalm

Máxima Zorreguita
Princess of the Netherlands