Sander Volten is the CEO of 180 Kingsday – internationally renowned marketing and advertising agency with offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. The agency has created some of the most iconic marketing campaigns of the last 20 years – delivering both revered cultural and business impact. Sander Volten is the former CEO of Euro RSCG in the Netherlands and the Managing Director of Digital for Euro RSCG Europe.
Sander is on the board of the SIRE organisation, which creates the Netherlands’ leading public awareness campaigns, and VEA, the organisation for communications agencies in the Netherlands. Together with the Refugee Talent Hub and The National Postcode Lottery, Sander started an initiative to promote the recruitment of refugees into the creative industry in Amsterdam.
Sander lived in New York and California and studied at the University of Amsterdam and Wharton. He joined the Supervisory Board of Aflatoun International in 2019.
Why Aflatoun International?
With social and financial skills children can build a better future for themselves and learn how to trust their own resources and capabilities.
What is your focus as a board member?
Brand, marketing and communications.
Why is social and financial education important?
It empowers children to make sound choices in their lives to build a brighter future.
What do you like most about Aflatoun?
It’s a small entrepreneurial organization that through its unique partner model makes a big bang for its buck.
How do you see the future of Aflatoun International?
Very bright! We hope to build on our current momentum and support 50 million children in a few years.
Please share a motto or quote close to your philosophy of life?
Whenever you get into trouble, keep going. Do a 180-degree turn. Turn the situation halfway round, don’t look for the secure solution. Don’t pull back from the passion. Turn it on full force. –Francis Ford Coppola