Founder and Managing Director Acceleratio B.V. 

“For me the circular economy is a way to make the Netherlands more attractive, competitive, resource efficient, resilient and inclusive. Yet there are more advantages. By working in local, cross-sectoral and diverse teams on circular projects new dynamics arise, such as a more energetic society and new inspiration for innovations. First within the Netherlands, later also across borders.” 

Freek van Eijk is a versatile executive with extensive cross border experience in new and sustainable business transformation in the utilities and environmental sector. As Founder & Managing Director Acceleration he empowers companies, cities, regions and governments to make a transformation towards green growth. Freek van Eijk is also active as a Boardmember of SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming) – a foundation that accelerates the realisation of societal ambitions by signalling and identifying issues which require a great deal of adaptability and an integral approach. Furthermore he used to be vice-president and Board Member of the Dutch waste branch in the Netherlands and Europe on behalf of SITA. Van Eijk graduated Delft University of Technology as a mining engineer.