Wouter Bos combines management experience in both the private and public sector with a strong involvement in the social issues Invest-NL focuses on.
Wouter studied economics and political science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After graduating cum laude in both studies he started his career at Shell in the Netherlands and abroad and subsequently fulfilled various political roles: as member of the Dutch Parliament (1998-2002), State Secretary for Finance (2000-2002), Party Chairman PvdA (2003-2007) and Minister of Finance (2007-2010).
In 2010 he became a partner at KPMG. He was responsible for the advisory practice for the public sector and healthcare. From 2013 to 2018 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam.
As of 1 October 2018, he is CEO of Invest-NL, an impact investor committed to businesses and projects that will make the Netherlands more sustainable and innovative. Its focus lies on carbon-neutral and circular economy and on innovative, fast-growing companies, or scale-ups.
Invest-NL supports innovative entrepreneurs through financing and advice according to one simple principle: impact is our goal, return is our means. As the Dutch partner for European investment institutions, Invest-NL is dedicated to cooperation and always works together with other investors. Invest-NL is headquartered in Amsterdam and employs a staff of 60 people.