Dutch Theater, Television and Film producer Joop van den Ende will receive an honorary degree from the distinguished Nyenrode Business University in September later this year. “Joop van den Ende is a symbol of successful entrepreneurship in the Netherlands as well as abroad” says the Dean and CEO of Nyenrode University.
Internationally, Joop van den Ende is known for producing many successful musicals, such as ’42nd Street’, ‘Urinetown’, and ‘Into the Woods’ on Broadway, and the international television hit ‘Big Brother’ that he co-created with Dutch producer John de Mol (forming one of the biggest producing companies EndeMol). He also owns several international theaters, such as de Nieuwe DeLaMar in Amsterdam and New World Stages in New York.
In 2011, Van den Ende received another honorary degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam for his role as a pioneer in the cultural sector.