Roel van Raak Business Director

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Roel van Raak is specialized in connecting insights from the scientific field of transition studies to the practice of policymakers and other organizations. He has extensive experience consulting and training in many different industries and policy fields, as varied as healthcare, governance, urban transitions, finance, waste, energy and circular economy. He supports these organisations in developing policies and strategies for transitions and positions themselves in transitions. Next to his experience at DRIFT, he also worked as a commercial consultant in healthcare strategy and policy.

He wrote his dissertation on ‘Transition Policies’, obtaining a PhD in social sciences from Erasmus University. He holds an engineering degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from Delft Technical University.

Since 2019 he combines his role as consultant with being the business director of DRIFT. In this role he oversees the financial and other business processes in the organization, as well as guarding and further developing DRIFT’s organizational and business model as a social enterprise and research organization.

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