Annette D.S.M. Nijs, MSc MBA (1961) is a macroeconomist and global trend watcher. She is the Executive Director Global Initiative of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), one of the ...
Annette D.S.M. Nijs, MSc MBA (1961) is a macroeconomist and global trend watcher. She is the Executive Director Global Initiative of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), one of the leading global business schools.
Nijs is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Before joining CEIBS, Nijs established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University where she held the position of Managing Director of the institute. Nijs 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.
Nijs is a member of the Advisory Board 'De Maatschappij" the oldest Dutch network of entrepreneurs. She is Associate of Zevendael, a global corporate finance and consultancy business. She also is a senior advisor of EFMD, The European Foundation of Management Development in Brussels and of various internationally operating companies in the field of human resources, IT innovations and public affairs. Nijs is a regular guest speaker at global forums such as the European Business Summit, Global China Business Summit, the Peter Drucker Society Austria and at corporate events at Tata Int., Deloitte, Ernst&Young, TNT, Shell and KPMG.
She 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 has a Masters degree in macro-economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (1987) and an executive MBA from LBS (1999) and is alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP June 2010). Nijs published her first book on China in October 2009 in the Netherlands.