Michiel Steeman was selected as the inaugural holder of the Supply Chain Finance Professorship at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is also the founder and chairman ofthe Supply Chain Finance Community that has already brought together over 30 leading businessschools from more than 20 countries around the world who actively collaborate with companies, banks and governments in the developing field of Supply Chain Finance.

In 2012 he launched The Cool Connection, a business simulation and training tool that bridges the physical and financial supply chain by bringing together finance, sales, procurement and supply chainin a virtual decision making environment.

From 2009 to 2012 Michiel was elected into the Executive Committee of Factors Chain International, a worldwide organization with more than 300 members in over 65 countries. He holds a Master’s degreein Financial Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

His working experience includes a variety of roles for Deutsche, NIB Capital, NMB-Heller such as relationship management, risk management and marketing. In his last role at ING he was member ofthe Management Team and responsible for product development and strategy for leasing and factoring with operations in 14 countries and almost 3000 employees.

Michiel has also been the driving force behind the Rainbow Homes through his Chairmanship of the Partnership Foundation. This foundation has introduced a ground breaking franchise formula to helpstreet-children in India. This Rainbow Home model is a scalable solution based on the belief that eachand every school can be transformed into a home for street-children.

His further interests include traveling, hiking, mountaineering and of course his family as a proudfather of three daughters.