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General manager - CMO/CCO - MD - CEO

General manager - CMO/CCO - MD - CEO

Work Experience

High level summary
+ Board member for two listed companies (Nasdaq and AEX)
+ Leading country operations and divisions for large corporations
+ International business development, complex deals and M&A
+ Investing, advising and running various start-ups and scale-ups
+ Change management, turn-around and restructuring
+ Industries: Outsourcing, IT Services, Online and E-Commerce
+ Supervisory board member for listed companies (Spain and Japan)
+ Worked and lived across Europe, USA, Asia and Australia

Work experience detail

Sept.2011 – today
Various Interim assignments for international companies

Founder of the Nationale Alert Centrale
Nationale Alert Centrale is a widely used and successful internet service helping households to organise their contracts and subscriptions. Nationale Alert Centrale sends automated alerts before a contract expires and includes tailor-made and highly competitive offers to extend or switch subscriptions. Consumers get in control and save significant amounts of money now ... and in the years to come. After 3 years in operation, company was sold in November 2016 to Fincare Capital

Various start-up companies - Provided hands-on experience and assistance for various start-up companies (co-invested in six companies)

Oct.2007 – Aug. 2011 Member of the Board of Management (Raad van Bestuur) of KPN/Getronics NV
Started as COO and later as Chief Commercial Officer. Major restructuring included: divestments of several country operations, product lines, staff reductions and cost cutting leading to significant improvements in profitability of the entire company. Integration of several divisions of parent company KPN. Revenue of € 2.1B with €168M Ebitda total staff went from 22.000 to 13.000 ultimo 2010. Reporting to CEO
Member of the Supervisory Board of Tecnocom sa. Listed on Spanish stock exchange
Member of the Supervisory Board of NTT DG – (Japan)
Member of the Supervisory Board of SOG ltd. – (China)
Member of the Supervisory Board of APX sa.– (France)

Aug.2003 – Sept.2007 Unisys Corporation, Executive Vice President, General Manager Europe, Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services Division. Led the European organization. Transforming the maintenance and service business into an outsourcing business with long term contracts. Revenue $370m. with 2600 employees in 12 countries across Europe. Reporting to the Global Executive Board (USA)

Nov.2000 – Aug. 2003 AMS Corporation. Member of the Executive Management Board (RvB)
Senior Vice President, Managing Director Europe (AMS was listed on the NASDAQ before it was acquired by CGI in 2004). Led all AMS business in Europe (1300 business consultants in 10 European countries). Led the turn-around from loss of -€5m to a profit of €17m within the first year. Reporting to CEO (USA)

March 1987 – Oct. 2000 EDS, Managing Director for EDS Netherlands and Belgium
Led the EDS business in the Netherlands and Belgium. Revenue € 240 million with 1700 employees. Successfully led the turn-around (profitability and service portfolio) Reporting to CEO Europe (London)
EDS, Managing Director for EDS Australia
Responsible for all EDS’ business in the Sydney area. Led the geography towards profitability and growing “pipeline” Revenue A$ 160 million with 1200 employees. Reporting to CEO Asia/Pacific (Hong Kong)
EDS, Managing Director for EDS Indonesia
Responsible for setting up all EDS Business lines in Indonesia. Revenue of US$ 65 million with 1100 employees. Reporting to CEO Asia/Pacific (Hong Kong)
EDS Northern Europe, Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Sales
Responsible for revenue growth in Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and Finland. Successful in leading various “Big deals” with a total deal value exceeding €3 billion. Reporting to MD Northern Europe
EDS, Sales Manager for the Netherlands and Belgium

Jan.1986 - Feb. 1987 Salesman for XEROX Netherlands. Selling large copier systems to businesses (ranked #3 out of 92 salespeople)

Jan.1984 - Jan. 1986 Product Marketing Manager for Alcatel Netherlands. Successfully
led the introduction of fax machines in The Netherlands

In summary: More than 20 years experience in Profesional Services, Sales, Marketing en General Management
Executive Board member with two companies listed on the stock market (Nasdaq and AEX)
Start and build fast growing and profitable country operations for international companies
Change management, Large scale turn-arounds and complex restructuring programs developed and delivered
International experience: lived and worked across Europe, Asia en United States

Started a successful online consumer platform that was sold to private equity after three years

In short: Highly energized and motivatie commercial result oriented General Manager

Education

Economics and Business Administration
Various inhouse and external training (eg. IMD etc)

Skills

Execute strategic plans until results are delivered
Change management to get to profitable growth
Building "High Performance" teams

Languages

Dutch, Native language
English, near native language
German, French and Spanish: reasonable

Other

Extensive travel is no problem as I have done this for twenty years. Moving abroad is possible

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