studied Western Sociology at Wageningen University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences. He was involved in the development of the Philips General Business Principles (GBP) from the outset in 1998, initially as a member of the Editorial Committee and later as a member of the Review Committee. From 2000, Ronald was a VP and Head of the Philips Business Ethics Office, which is responsible for the worldwide implementation of all Philips ethics and compliance programs. After his retirement from Philips in September 2012, Ronald started his own consultancy (www.ronaldstein.nl), which is active in the development, implementation and management of business ethics and compliance programs, as well as the supervision of actual compliance with these programs.
As of September 2012, Ronald participated in the 26th Board Cycle (Commissarissencyclus) of Nyenrode Business University and was awarded certification, in March 2013, for his final paper on the critical role of Audit Committees in overseeing company efforts to eliminate bribery and corruption.
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