Annette Nijs (Dutch, 1961) is an economist. Since 2009 she is the Executive Director Global Initiative of CEIBS, China Europe International Business School.
Nijs published her first and only book to date on China in October 2009 in her home country the Netherlands.
Nijs is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. She established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University. She started her international career working for Shell for more than 10 in Europe, United States, Middle-East and Asia in finance and commercial managerial roles.
Nijs is a Member of the International Advisory Board of Nyenrode Business University, Global Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific CEO Association and member of the Supervisory Board of The Hague Partners.
Nijs received the Knighthood of Orange-Nassau, a Royal Decoration of the Netherlands in 2004 and the Chinese Government Friendship Award in 2015 – the highest recognition of the Chinese central government for foreigners.