Ruud van Herpen is a seasoned legal management executive with over 25 years of experience in various legal roles. He was active as an attorney at law, secretary to the board and corporate lawyer for various international companies for a decade before founding his own dispute resolution practice in the year 2000.Ruud was a co-founder and board member of the Dutch Mediators Association and was the Chairman from 2010 until 2014.He is currently General Counsel at Xebia International Group. In his daily legal practice as General Counsel, Ruud integrates his IT and dispute resolution experience to a more holistic approach for the future legal department. He is not only focusing on the introduction of new legal technology solutions but also pairs them with the further development and integration of legal skills for his team members.In 2011 Ruud has been appointed as mediator to the ITDR, an organization that specializes in IT and Data conflict management. Ruud is co-founder and since 2018 chairman of the Dutch Association of Corporate Mediation.