Harry G. Starren, M.A. / M.Sc., was born in 1955. He studied history at the University of Utrecht and political science/public administration at the University of Amsterdam. 
He has held positions as academic researcher, professor, manager at a research and consulting firm, and manager of the postgraduate course Business and Public Administration in Utrecht.

In 2013, he was a the speaker at the Glotalk – Global Leadership (May, 3rd).