Sir Leen La Rivière is married to Ria and they have 3 sons. In 1999, Leen was created a Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau by the Queen of The Netherlands for his lifelong contributions to the sector Arts and Culture of The Netherlands, and in 2014 Leen received the LifeTime Achievement Award of the Christian Music and Media Industry of The Netherlands. In 2018, Leen put his major experiences as an arts leader together to form a Masterclass Cultural Leadership … www.masterclass cultural leadership.EU(link is external)

Before this, Leen founded and is currently acting president of:

  •  Continental Sound (1970); Chrstian Artists (1980); Continental Ministries (1985)

and also founded:

  • Continental Art Centre (1989); the Christian Artists Trade Union of The Netherlands (1989)

Author of 28 books about the arts, faith, youth, society; conference speaker, coach; produced over 100 albums