Work and other activities

At the time of the skiing accident Prince Friso was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of URENCO in Stoke Poges, England, having previously worked for McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam and in an investment banking capacity for Goldman Sachs International in London.

He went on to be a director of TNO Space in Delft, and managing director of Wolfensohn & Company in London.

Prince Friso was involved in a number of innovative ventures relating to sustainable energy, medical services, organic food and farming, and technology – including the MRI Centre, Rabo Ventures / Anterra Capital and Wizz Air. From 2004 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Telenet.

Prince Friso supported various initiatives promoting innovation and technology, including Jet-Net (Youth and Technology Network Netherlands), the Biosciences and Society Foundation, and the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends. He had previously worked with the Science and Society Foundation Evenings and the engineering and consulting agency Witteveen+Bos.

Public appointments

  • Honorary chairman of the Prince Claus Fund (together with his brother, Prince Constantijn)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Christiaan Huygens Science Award
  • Patron of De Hollandsche Molen Association for the Preservation of Dutch Windmills
  • Patron of De Industrieele Grote Club, Amsterdam
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch National Think Tank