Fred Gertsen

Senior Fellow

PhD, Chairman Of The Supervisory Board at Assurant, Principle Investigator Project Mindprint

Fred H.M. Gertsen has been a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in The Netherlands for almost 25 years. He is a chairman of the board at Assurant, one of the larger Dutch pension funds, and has a number of supervisory board positions. He is Principal Investigator on Project MindPrint at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at The University of Chicago; he has also cooperated with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on various ‘Study Abroad’ Programs. Currently his main academic and research interests focus on the behaviors and psychology of executives and the origins of why gatekeepers fail.

As a partner with PwC, Fred has been responsible for the audits and advice to many global financial services clients. He has led the Dutch Asset Management and Real Estate Practice for many years. He was a member of the PwC Central Cluster Asset Management Leadership team with prime responsibility for Human Capital Development. He has worked with a variety of multinational banks, insurance companies, asset managers and large hedge funds. Fred has been seconded to London, Singapore and Miami and has also extensive work experience in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the US.