Willem Roell

HIA Program:

Netherlands Netherlands 2015


Willem was born in Amsterdam, raised in Haarlem and studied financial law and Latin American studies in Leiden. He also spent a semester abroad at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Willem has been a full-time board member of his student association for a year as CFO, were set up a sustainability platform with the most important stakeholders, in order to jointly engage in projects. He has worked as a reporter in Brazil, and as an intern at law firms in both New York and Amsterdam. He currently runs his own company, speaks on a regular basis at Bitcoin conferences, and is active in organisations of festivities for the occasion of the Bicentennial Diplomatic Relationship between the Netherlands and the Holy See. In the near future, Willem hopes to work for a progressive international organisation, NGO or company focused on tackling tomorrow’s global issues.

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