Erik Beulen


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Erik is a full professor at Tilburg University and the Academic Director for the executive MSc Information Management and core faculty for the executive MSc IT-audit at TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University – the Netherlands. Also he is an Information Management professor at University of Manchester.

Erik is an external advisor of Bain & company. Furthermore, he has 25 years of international industry and consulting experience. Started career in global infrastructure & application outsourcing at Atos, then moved to Accenture and spent five years within global application outsourcing, performing international business development roles and global delivery management roles. Led global contracting engagements and have advised CXOs in developing and implementing their global (technology) strategy. Let engagements for global corporate clients and that uses global delivery centers in China, India, Brazil and the US. Joined KPMG followed by BCG and Alvarez & Marsal and advised global clients working from many client locations including Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Switzerland, UK and US. The consulting engagements include digital transformations, benchmarks and audits.

He was the chairman of XBRL the Netherlands ( from January 2020 - June 2022, and was also board member of Sourcing Nederland, 2017 - 2021 – an association to develop & share learnings in partnering/outsourcing (

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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