René Grotenhuis

Grotenhuis René
Organisation: SID-Netherlands

René Grotenhuis is Chairman of SID-Netherlands and researcher at Utrecht University where he focuses on the role of civil society within the institutions of the globalizing world. Previously Grotenhuis was the director of Cordaid, the Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid, in The Hague, the Netherlands. Mr Grotenhuis 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.