Louis Willem (Tex) Gunning was born in the Netherlands. He holds a degree in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a passionate lecturer, writer and speaker about the role of business in Society and about the need for collective leadership to tackle the world’s main challenges. Mr. Gunning has been an advisor to many other business leaders and academics all around the world.
Mr. Gunning’s business career has spanned over 25 years in Unilever, lastly as Business Group President Asia Foods. In September 2007 Mr. Gunning was appointed as CEO of Vedior, a global company in HRM services. After a successful merger with Randstad, Mr. Gunning joined the Board of Management of AkzoNobel in September 2008. Additionally he is a Supervisory Board member at TNT Express and FrieslandCampina.
His long experience in Asia has made him a strong advocate and social entrepreneur in helping to find answers to some of the World’s largest social and environmental challenges.