Arjan de Jong is the Head of Supplier Management, Development and Innovation at Vattenfall. In this role he is responsible for managing Vattenfall’s Group Strategic Accounts, scouting the globe for new, innovative solutions and business models with current or new suppliers, and making the supply chain sustainable in order to achieve fossil fuel free living in one generation. He has a background in notary law at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a 20 year career in operations management and solutions development/innovation in insurance and energy.

Arjan serves as the chairman of the supervisory board of the Courageous Dialogue Foundation which fights poverty and problematic debts in the Netherlands. He is a board member of the Dutch INSEAD Alumni Association and a Lean Startup teacher at the Zaanlands Lyceum in Zaandam. In his free time Arjan is a fanatical photographer and an even more fanatical reader of history and business books.