ROEL KUIPER is a historian and philosopher, member of the Dutch Senate and Professor of Christian Philosophy at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is the author and editor of dozens of books. As Senator, he chaired a committee that reviewed the history of privatisation policies and their consequences in the Netherlands. In 2013 he published De Terugkeer van het algemeen belang (The Return of Public Interest).
Roel Kuiper contributed the chapter Privatisation as Breakthrough? to Breakthrough: From Innovation to Impact.