Young Captain Award


Young Captain Award winner sounds gong at Beursplein 5

Aukje Doornbos, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Royal DSM, is the winner of the 2015 Young Captain Award and sounds the gong at Beursplein 5.

The Young Captain Award is an annual award given to a business leader who, at an early stage in his or her career, already has a major impact on the company itself and displays an option on economic and social level. The finalists are the Captains of Industry of tomorrow.

For the first time in the eleven-year history of the award, all three finalists were female. Besides winner Aukje Doornbos, Wendy Hamburg, Head of Projects at the Port of Rotterdam, and Wendy Verschoor, Director Division Buildings for Arcadis Netherlands were nominated.

The award was presented in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. The accompanying sculpture was presented by Secretary General Maarten Camps, who did so on behalf of Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp.

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