Website: Personal profile at Worldconnectors
René Grotenhuis is director of Cordaid, the Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid, in The Hague, the Netherlands. Cordaid is also the umbrella organization of Memisa, Mensen in Nood, Microkrediet and Vastenaktie.
Mr Grotenhuis (59) gained experience in the field of development cooperation initially as a policy officer and later as a member of the executive board of several Dutch development organizations (until 1998).
He is currently president of the International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE).
Mr Grotenhuis studied theology at the University of Utrecht. He has experience in pastoral care and feels closely involved with the diaconal aspects of the Catholic church.