Ruud Lubbers (1939) became Minister of Economic Affairs (incl. Energy) in 1973 and Prime Minister in 1982 (until 1994). 
In 1994 he became Professor on Globalization, as well as International President of WWF.
2001-2005 he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. During those years he continued to be member of the Earth Charter Commission.

Nowadays he is Minister of State of the Netherlands and Honorary Chair of the Council of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative.

In 2013, he was a speaker at the plenary panel "The Future of Globalization" (May, 2nd).