Mickey Huibregtsen

Mickey Huibregtsen worked for a major part of his career with McKinsey & Company. While he continues to be involved as a member of the McKinsey Advisory Council he has redirected his efforts towards a wide variety of social initiatives.

Born in Rotterdam Mickey studied in Leiden and Delft, where he obtained engineering degrees cum laude in theoretical and technical mechanics. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company in 1970, he worked several years for Stork, a diversified engineering company ultimately as General Manager of their Gas Turbine Division.

With McKinsey & Company Mickey has served a large and diverse number of leading international organizations, both in the private and in the Government sector. His work covered the full range of strategic, operational and organizational issues. In addition to his work in the Benelux he has served industrial corporations and government organizations in France, Germany, Scandinavia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Amidst a diverse range of community activities, Mickey was Board member of INSEAD, the international business school, founder and president of Topshape, a personal training company, and founder and president of The Public Cause, a broad movement in the Netherlands directed at reenergizing society and revamping the political system.

He was also President of the Netherlands Olympic Committee * Netherlands Sports Federation for an eight-year period. Finally, he is co-founder and chairman of First Health United Foundation, a non-profit organization directed at funding research projects targeting blood and vector borne diseases in developing countries.

Some ten years ago he founded the "Evening of Science and Society", an annual event in the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) directed at celebrating our top scientists and inspiring them to actively participate in shaping a national strategy.

He recently initiated a movement called MaatschapWij (SocieWe) directed at rebuilding and reenergizing the main actors in society -government, citizens and organizations -bringing together the five largest national sporting federations, the five largest societal organizations - such as the Dutch equivalents of triple A, Consumers Union and the Red Cross - and five large corporations as well as a National Dotank of young professionals to help spread the mindset of a civil society to which all contribute.

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