Ronald Gijsbertsen has served as SOMO’s Managing Director since 2003. He is responsible for the general management of the organisation. He represents SOMO on the steering committee of the Fair, Green and Global Alliance. Ronald is a member of SOMO’s management team.

Ronald is a trained mediator with an interest in community mediation and issues related to identity and religion. He is a board member of Free Press Unlimited, an organisation that strengthens the capacity of local media professionals and media organisations.

He graduated in Business Administration (MA), with a specialisation in ‘change management’ from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, as well as in corporate accountability from the University of Bath. After completing his studies, Ronald worked as a consultant in the area of health care and well-being, governance and management for not-for-profit organisations.