Young Captain Program

Ontwikkelt de leiders van morgen

To help top talent further on their way to a future role at administrative level, they participate in the Young Captain Program; a two-day interactive knowledge and expertise program, provided by the top of the Dutch business community and academia.

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The top talent gains insight into the dynamics of the boardroom and experiences what this requires of them. Technological, geopolitical, regulatory, societal and climate changes have created systemic shifts that will reshape our lives and businesses. Organizations can no longer focus solely on short-term shareholder value, they must create sustainable long-term value for multiple stakeholders by balancing financial and economic performance, transparency, social interests and the environment. The quality of the decisions that boards make in these uncertain times is a measure of their effectiveness. This will be discussed during the two-day Young Captain Program.

Young Captain Program

Watch a testimonial from Pieter Olierook here who clearly explains what makes participation in the Young Captain Program so special.

For whom?

This two-day program is offered to all candidates nominated by their companies for the Young Captain Award. These candidates have been chosen for their potential to take on a top-level role in their company. The program offers a unique overview of necessary competencies and supports candidates on their path to 'board room readiness'.

By who?

Young Captain Netherlands offers the program in collaboration with its knowledge partners. During the two-day program, the partners take participants into the world of the boardroom and prepare them for possible future responsibilities at that level.
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What do we offer you?

  • This program is a good preparation for the next step in your career, and shows you, under the guidance of expert professionals and experienced directors, what is expected of you in a management role.
  • It broadens your view on governance issues, including ESG, and therefore on your own development.
  • When interacting with other participants, you transcend the boundaries of your industry-specific issues.
  • You will be part of a network of promising (future) business leaders in the Netherlands.

What does this contribute to your company?

  • It is an investment in your current and future role in the organization.
  • The program not only broadens your insight into management issues, but also increases your employability in executive roles.
  • It broadens your network and therefore the visibility of your organization.


All candidates that were nominated for the Award 2023 gathered for a two-day program, which provides both a solid insight into and experience of the dynamics of the boardroom.


Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Allen & Overy
Boston Consulting Group
Spencer Stuart

Network Partners

Dutch Transformation Forum