de Leeuw, Bas



Bas de Leeuw is Managing Director of the World Resources Forum (WRF), Switzerland. WRF is known for its flagship conferences and its multistakeholder dialogue programs, notably on raw materials with the European Commission, sustainable recycling with ISO, and on resource efficiency and e-waste with the UN. He was elected full member of the Club of Rome in 2017.

Before joining the WRF he was Executive Director of Donella Meadows’ Sustainability Institute, USA, and a diplomat for United Nations Environment in Paris. He had a prominent role in setting up cornerstone UN initiatives on Sustainable Consumption and Production and the International Resource Panel.

Bas is a Dutch economist from the Rotterdam Erasmus University and has also worked for the Dutch government, the OECD, and as a freelance journalist, writer and facilitator.