Roland Kupers is the Managing Director of NewEcomomicMetrics BV.
Roland is also an independent consultant on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. A theoretical physicist by university training, Roland spent the first 11 years of his career with AT&T in the Netherlands and in Italy, holding different business management positions.
After a sabbatical year, in 1999 he joined Royal Dutch Shell in various senior executive functions, including VP for Sustainable Development and VP Global LNG.
He has published widely, including in HBR, on Project Syndicate and co-authored The Essence of scenarios - Learning from the Shell Experience (Amsterdam 2014) and Complexity and the art of public policy (Princeton 2014). In 2011 Roland was a co-author of a report commissioned by the German Government on a New Growth Path for Europe. In 2013 he was the Director for the inception phase of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.