Prof. Klaas Jan Beek (1935-2019)

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It saddens us deeply to learn that our beloved and passionate former Chairman for Development Cooperation -  Prof. Klaas Jan Beek - has passed away January 13th. His personality and views still resonate in the work we do today.

In everything he did Klaas Jan was involved, cordial, smart, averse to finery and he always had an eye for people. This made it a great pleasure to travel with him to Bolivia, Mozambique, Yemen and many, many other places. People around the globe were inspired by his enthusiasm, wisdom and knowledge. We are deeply thankful for this.

The staff of the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment expresses their sincere sympathy to the family.