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Jules Kortenhorst

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CEO, European Climate Foundation

Jules Kortenhorst is the Chief Executive Officer of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). Before joining the ECF, he served as a member of the Dutch parliament for the Christian Democratic Party, CDA. In parliament, he was his party’s spokesman on matters relating to taxation and innovation. He also served on parliament’s Foreign Affairs and European Affairs committees.

Earlier, Kortenhorst was the CEO for International Operations of ClientLogic Corporation, a global leader in outsourced Customer Relationship Management solutions. He assumed this role following the consolidation of ClientLogic and CORDENA Call Management. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at CORDENA, a European-wide organization offering integrated customer-contact services. Earlier in his career, Kortenhorst worked for eight years at Royal Dutch/Shell in several roles and countries, and in his last position was the Managing Director of Shell Bulgaria. Graduating a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School and holding a master's degree in economics from Erasmus University in The Netherlands, Kortenhorst began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. in Amsterdam. He is married and has four children.

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