Leen Zevenbergen is a serial entrepreneur who has built 20 international companies. Starting in 1984 with an artificial intelligence company, Leen has built technology, innovation, trading, golf and energy companies with a sustainable edge. He has been one of the first European leaders in building sustainable companies, serving among others as Chairman of Social Venture Network Europe and being co-founder and Chairman of B Lab Europe. The entrepreneurial and sustainability practices have been successfully described in three management books Leen has written. His first book, “Rip off your necktie and dance” immediately became Management book of the Year in 2007 and a bestseller with over 100.000 copies sold after it was translated in English and French. His second book “It is Green and it doesn’t get Greener” tells about the steps you have to take to become an entrepreneur, while his third book "Sustainability @the Speed of Passion" describes building sustainable companies. Leen is an international speaker at many events, while running the Swedish/Dutch company Solarus Sunpower as their CEO.

Together with Marcello Palazzi Leen is building the European B Corp community to around 1000 B Corps at the end of 2017.


Office :
Chief Executive Officer at Solarus Sunpower BV; Chairman of B Lab Europe Foundation
Organization :
Solarus Sunpower & B Lab Europe
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