Kees van der Leun , COO and Managing Director
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Kees van der Leun (1960) graduated from Utrecht University with an MSc in Physics in 1986. He joined Ecofys as its third employee and was involved in the management of the company ever since. He led Ecofys’ solar energy activities and initiated major project and product development. At present, Kees van der Leun is the COO of Ecofys with a keen interest in deploying the full value of the wide range of expertise available in the company. He was project director of The Energy Report: a thorough and visionary global scenario showing how the world can reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050, and, together with his colleagues Kornelis Blok and Niklas Höhne, launched ‘Wedging the Gap’, a novel bottom-up approach to the global climate challenge. Kees van der Leun is a relentless ‘infovore’, an avid cycler and an occasional bird-watcher.