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For the 4th successive year the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and the student associations SEFA and VSAE are organising ASE NEXT! Here are 3 reasons not to miss this Wednesday evening event on 27 February.

Event details of ASE NEXT! 2019 with Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra
Date 27 February 2019
Time 18:00 -22:00
Location Aula - Lutherse kerk
Room Location

Learn from the best

First, it's a chance to learn from the best as Wopke Hoekstra gives the keynote speech. Second, alumnus Alon Ben Joseph (MSc Economics 2004) will share his view on the first step on the job market, entrepreneurship and the importance of mentoring. You'll then find out about the greatest career wins and mistakes of three other inspirational alumni: Sergio Harrevelt (Business Analyst/ Controller at Atos Medical), Roelien Timmer (European Central Bank in Frankfurt), and Dolf Noordman (consultant at IBM).
Finally, you'll have the opportunity to meet with fellow students and alumni over drinks afterwards.

It is no longer possible to register for this event.

Wopke Hoekstra
Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra


  • 18:00 – Welcome with drinks and snacks
  • ​18:30 – Inspirational Talk: “The product you” by Alon Ben Joseph
  • 18:45 – Q&A with Alumni
  • 19:10 – Break with drinks
  • 19:30 - Keynote speaker: Dutch Minister of Finance: Wopke Hoekstra
  • ​20:00 -  Questions to The Minister 20:15 – Drinks & Snacks
  • ​22:00 – End of the event

The keynote speech

During his lecture, Hoekstra will discuss his current challenges as Minister of Finance, such as investing in education, defence and infrastructure. How does the Ministry of Finance tackle contemporary issues of public financial affairs?

After obtaining his law degree at Leiden University and an MBA at INSEAD Business School,  Wopke Hoekstra held commercial positions at Shell in Berlin, Hamburg and Rotterdam. During his political career, he was appointed vice-chair of the CDA party in parliament, and on 26 October 2017, Hoekstra was appointed Minister of Finance. Currently, investing in education, defence and infrastructure and organising public finances are Hoekstra’s priorities as Minister of Finance.

Alumni Economics and Business
Alon Ben Joseph

Inspirational Talk by Alon Ben Joseph

At age 12, MSc Economics alumnus Alon Ben Joseph sold Swatch watches in his parents’ jewelry business. He went on to reinvent the jewellery industry by being the first to set up an e-boutique for online sales. Alon will speak about his experiences after graduation, entrepreneurship and the importance of mentoring. More at http://www.ben-joseph.com/

Aula - Lutherse kerk

Room Location

Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam