Opening Speech

Opening Speech - Opening Speech

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During the Beta Business Days 2021, Roland Koopman will be the chairman! On the 16th of March, he will start of the day with an opening speech where students are free to ask questions. 

Roland Koopman is the anchorman of RTL Z News. He was closely involved in the founding of the financial news channel in 2001 and the expansion of RTL Z into an independent news channel in 2015. Roland keeps his finger on the pulse of the Dutch economy, by giving daily updates on the stock market. For RTL he interviewed numerous leaders from the economy and business, including Gerrit Zalm, Klaas Knot, Nout Wellink, economists Nouriel Roubini, Joseph Stiglitz, James Rickards, and Willem Buiter. Roland Koopman is an energetic chairman who goes for the content.

Roland Koopman studied at the Academy of Journalism in Tilburg. Koopman has been working at RTL Nieuws since 1990, first as a freelancer in the editorial office abroad and since 1999 as a newsreader. From that year on he began to present the Six Hour News alternately with Margreet Spijker. Koopman also incidentally stepped in for other news programs. In 2005 he was seen several times in the late version of Editie NL and in the summers of 2008 and 2015 he was seen as the anchor of Half Acht Nieuws on RTL 4.