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ADSW Business Talks on Circular Economy

  • 19 Jan 2022
  • 08:30 - 10:30
  • Pearl Rotana Capital Center


  • Members of the Benelux Business Council with an active membership: AED 170 /pers
  • Invitees from the NL Embassy, Dutch nationals or Dutch companies.
  • For non-members of the Benelux Business Council or non recommended by the NL Embassy

Registration is closed

Circular economy: the  solution for a more sustainable world? most probably according to our 2 experts

  • Mr Freek van Eijk, Managing Director Holland Circular Hotspot and co-chair of ECESP (European Circular Economy Stakehoder Platform) will talk about  "The circular economy as our  secret weapon for achieving our climate and sustainable development goals”. Opportunities in the Gulf region based on Dutch and EU experiences
  • Mr Nipin Gopi, Consultant and Commercial Account manager and Sustainability Lead at LeasePlan Emirates LLC, will focus will on "Circularity in Automative Leasing".   

Please note that a PCR test less than 48 hours will be required as well as proof of complete vaccination (Al Hosn green status for UAE residents)

Our speakers: 

  • Freek van Eijk is CEO of Holland Circular Hotspot, a private-public platform that facilitates the transition to a circular economy at the international level by bringing together government authorities, knowledge institutes and especially businesses. HCH supports knowledge exchange with the aim to stimulate entrepreneurship in the field of circular economy.  

He is co-chair of the Coordination Group of the EU Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform & vice-chair of the Circular Biobased Delta, an alliance of Dutch provinces, businesses and knowledge centres pioneering a sustainable circular and biobased economy. He is one of the more senior EU experts in the field of Waste Management and Circular Economy and has been described as a “mover and a shaker’. Previously, he served for over a decade as Director of strategy and PA at multinational SUEZ and as a board member at the Dutch Waste Management Association, the Society and Enterprise Foundation and acted as a Sherpa of the EU Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. He is a MSc. Eng. (Delft University of Technology).



Twitter (Holland Circular Hotspot): @CircularHotspot

Twitter (Freek van Eijk): @fcaavaneijk

  • Nipin Gopi, Consultant commercial account manager and sustainability Lead at LeasePlan Emirates L.L. C

Nipin Gopi is the Sustainability Lead at LeasePlan Emirates, a global leader in Car-as-a-Service, with approximately 1.8 million vehicles under management in over 29 countries. LeasePlan purchases, funds and manages new vehicles for its customers, providing a complete end-to-end service. With over 50 years’ experience, LeasePlan's mission is to provide what’s next in sustainable mobility so our customers can focus on what's next for them.

An MBA graduate from Manchester Business School, Nipin joined LeasePlan in 2020 with aspirations of being at the forefront of sustainable mobility in the UAE.  He drives the sustainability initiatives of LeasePlan locally with clients, helping them transition to a lower-emission fleet. He also leads the advocacy efforts through common interest groups like the Dutch Sustainability Group.

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