Dr. Marcel van Oosterhout

Since June 2013 dr. Marcel van Oosterhout is active as business director for the Erasmus Centre of Future Energy Business. In this role he is responsible for developing partnerships with the business community, initiating sponsorships and applied research projects and organizing the yearly thought leadership event Erasmus Energy Forum.

Van Oosterhout Career

Marcel has built up an extensive network of 800+ (inter)national contacts in different business and public sectors. He has worked in several positions for a wide range of clients, varying from:

  • European Commission (several DG’s in their innovation and RTD programs);
  • National and local governments (such as Ministry of Economic Affairs, Gemeente Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam);
  • Foundations and intermediaries (such as Media Plaza, ECP-EP.NL, Dinalog);
  • Multinational companies in several industries: IT & Telecom (Microsoft, KPN, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Hutchison, Ericsson); Finance & Insurance (Nationale Nederlanden, Rabobank, Delta Lloyd); Energy & Utilities (Essent, Eneco); Trade & Logistics (Floraholland, NS Reizigers, TNT); Consultancies (Sogeti, CGI)


  • BIM
  • IT & Business Information Management


  • ERIM Impact Award (2010)

Research Group :

Technology and Operations Management

Specialisatie :

Erasmus @ Work
Future Energy Business
Smart Port@Erasmus