Jules Kortenhorst

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"Jules Kortenhorst invests in clean technologies. Among other roles, he is the Chairman of Topell Energy BV, the leading biomass torrefaction technology company. Until recently Kortenhorst was the CEO of the European Climate Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in Europe focused on influencing government policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Before joining the ECF, he served as a member of the Dutch parliament for the Christian Democratic Party, CDA.

"Earlier, Kortenhorst was the CEO for International Operations of ClientLogic Corporation, a global leader in outsourced Customer Relationship Management solutions. Earlier in his career, Kortenhorst worked for eight years for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in several roles and countries, and in his last position was the Managing Director of Shell Bulgaria. Kortenhorst graduated as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School and holds a master's degree in economics from Erasmus University in The Netherlands. He began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. in Amsterdam. Kortenhorst is married and has four children. " [1]


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  1. Advisory Board, Renewable Jet Fuels, accessed December 9, 2011.
  2. Rocky Mountain Institute Board, organizational web page, accessed April 17, 2014.