Plenary Speakers


Edmond Wellenstein


Edmond Wellenstein has a long international career within the Dutch civil service. From august 2009 to August 2013 he was Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD. At the beginning of 2013 he welcomed The Netherlands Inspection Council in Paris. Until his retirement in November 2014 he served as a member of the Top Consultant Team of the Ministry of the Interior/Public Service and Housing.


Jan van den Bos

Inspector-General  |  Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Since the first of January of this year Jan van den Bos is the inspector-general of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Before that he was the inspector-general of The Inspection of Social Affairs for more than five years.  Since 2011 Jan is also the chairman of the Netherlands Inspection Council. The Netherlands Inspection Council started in 2007 with a formal mutual agreement. The members are the heads of the Netherlands inspections, “the inspectors-general”.


Annetje Ottow

Professor of Public Economic Law  |  Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance  of Utrecht University
Dean of the Faculty of Law  |  Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance  of Utrecht University

Annetje Ottow is  Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance  of Utrecht University and Professor of Public Economic Law at this faculty. In 2015 she published the book ‘Market and Competition Authorities. Good Agency Principles’ with Oxford University Press. She was  a non-executive board member of the former Dutch telecommunications authority (OPTA) from 2006-2013. In October 2013 she was appointed a non-executive director of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s newly created competition authority.


Nick Malyshev

Head of the OECD Regulatory Policy Division  |  OECD

Nick Malyshev is Head of the OECD Regulatory Policy Division where he directs country reviews of regulatory reform in OECD and non-OECD countries. He was responsible for updating the OECD recommendations on regulatory reform, now the 2012 Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance. He was a co-author of the 2011 publication, Regulatory Policy and Governance, Supporting Economic Growth and Serving the Public Interest. He has worked extensively on the topic of risk and regulation which resulted in the 2010 publication Risk and Regulatory Policy, Improving the Governance of Risk. He has also been directing a programme of co-operation on regulatory policy to enhance competitiveness in Mexico. While at the OECD he has also worked extensively on the economic transition in Russia and China, including analytical and advisory work on a range of topics including regulatory policy and institutional reforms. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Malyshev worked as a financial analyst at GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceuticals company, and as a securities trader at Wall Street West, an investment bank. Mr. Malyshev, a US national, holds degrees in economics from Duke University and Colorado College.


Jonathon Stoodley

Head of Unit  |  Regulatory Fitness and Performance/Evaluation

Jonathon Stoodley trained as a lawyer. He then worked in the UK Parliament for one of the committees reviewing EU initiatives. He later moved to the Department of Trade and Industry (now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) in the UK Government before moving to Brussels to work for the European Commission. During his time in the Commission he has worked for the Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services, the Delegation of the Commission to the international organisations in Geneva and the Secretariat-General. In the Secretariat-General he has been Head of the Unit responsible for the application of EU law and now for the evaluation and simplification of EU regulation, financial programmes and policy.