Content & Schedule

During a two-day program, the participants get to know interactively how the Boardroom functions. Here, the focus is on the change in responsibility and hence on the change in requirements in both administrative knowledge and the role and skills of the director.

The program includes the most relevant administrative topics, in a combination of short lectures, case studies, interactive discussion, reflection and dialogue with experienced directors. In addition, the participants will have access to preparatory reading material and reference work.

The Young Captain Program 2024 will take place on 29th & 30th of August at at Hotel Résidence Groot Heideborgh in Garderen.

The structure of the programme is as follows:

Day 1

Early arrival at Groot Heideborgh in Garderen.
This day starts with an introduction to the program and group by Selma Spaas, moderator of this two-day program and director Open Executive Education at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Reint-Willem van Dijk, Partner at KPMG. Both are board members of Stichting Young Captain Nederland.

Corporate governance, Strategy, ESG and fiduciary duties of boards – Christiaan de Brauw and Gijs Linse, Partners at A&O Shearman


The new license to operate: stakeholder acceptance by Ingo Heijnen Strategy Director and Sander van der Kaaij, Senior Consultant at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Ingo is also board member of Stichting Young Captain Nederland.

Sustainable long-term value creation in capital markets by Rob van Veldhuizen, Global Head Corporate Finance and Tijs Hollestelle, Equity Research; both at ING Digital transformation strategy challenge – contributors to be decided

Walk & talk

Dinner and fireside speech: Personal leadership development as board member in relation to the system changes in the world by Aukje Doornbos managing director Covestro Netherlands and Young Captain 2015

Day 2

The day starts with a boxing clinic to boost your personal and leadership vitality

Impact of leaders and a diverse and inclusive culture by Linda Ruiters, Myrthe Nuninga, Marieke van Casteren and Shireen Gonlag, all consultants Leadership Advisory at Spencer Stuart

Decision making, ethics and ESG dilemmas in VUCA world by Bart van Loon partner at KPMG and Angela Ruepert Manager Integrity and Compliance at KPMG. Powered by ESG Innovation Institute


Purpose driven innovation: make it personal by Desirée van Gorp, professor International Business at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Powered by ESG Innovation Institute

Feedback session for participants by Arjen van der Sar, media trainer, content specialist at Hill+Knowlton Strategies


'Bilderberg Hotel Résidence Groot Heideborgh'

Participation in the Young Captain Program is exclusive to all presented for the Young Captain Program and the Young Captain Award. Participation is free of any charge.