Alexander Rinnooy Kan (born 1949) served as the chairman of VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers) and the Social and Economic Council (SER). In between, he was a member of the Board of Directors of ING (a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation). Prior to that, he was the rector of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He also held the position of University Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and was a member of the Dutch Senate for the political party D66.