Mr. Kees van Rooijen was born in 1964. After his Bachelor studies in Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Mr. van Rooijen has followed a Master class in Management and Strategy at the Department Health Policy and Management, Erasmus School of Economics.
Mr. Kees van Rooijen worked as Director of Economic Affairs and member of the Executive Board of the Gemini Hospital in Den Helder for around 10 years. From May 1st 2002 he has been member of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the following 8 years he has fulfilled several local management functions for the board in social cultural aspect and various management functions in health-care field.
As from 1 June 2010 he was appointed Director of Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), the International Institute of Urban Management of the School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.