Address: Westwall 188, 47798 Krefeld, Germany
Phone: +49 2151 770568
Cellular: +49 172 2972006
Fax: +49 721 151 269646
Marital status: married, 2 children
2002 to present date: Independent Management Consultant
I help my clients improve their business by advising, implementing and deploying the best IT, Internet, management reporting and product assortment solutions. I assist them in fortifying their value chain, solving legal matters and creating new sales' opportunities for products and services; increasing customer satisfaction and improving internal and external business processes - always under our ‘No Gaps’ commitment, which simply means doing whatever is necessary to achieve the targeted improvement or change
1998 - 2002 CEO: Subsidiaries of MW Holding B.V., The Netherlands
Directed efforts of the companies owned by MW Holding B.V. Main interests in the textile industry including own spinning and weaving mills in Russia, and 26 fashion and sportswear retail outlets in the Ukraine and Russia. Distributing Heineken Beer in the Ukraine.
Orchestrated the companies' recovery from the 1998 Russian and Ukraine economic crises and developed strategies and additional business which caused annual revenues to grow from 30 million NLG to 60 million.
1992 - 1998 CEO: Franz Max Pauen GmbH, Germany
Founded in 1946, Franz Max Pauen GmbH is a 50-person wholesale fashion fabric company. Lead the company through the most severe textile recession (1992-1995) of the fashion industry in Germany. Growth strategy included introducing new products from Russia and Asia, thus acquiring new customers and suppliers, as well as creating and implementing an improved technical and organizational platform.
1990 - 1991: Consultant, Exact Software B.V., The Netherlands
Market leader in the Netherlands in financial and logistical software solutions. Oversaw the marketing and localization of the company's software for the targeted German market. This included analyzing and developing solutions for all legal issues, localization, translating and adapting to specific German market demands.
1982 - 1990: University
of Utrecht School of Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Thesis: Tendering and Competition in the European Community
Internship at the EC-Info center in Nijmegen
1976 - 1980: Academy
of Pedagogics, (Paedagogische Academie), Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Special interests: physics, graphics
1999: Legal Information Technology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Memberships and other activities:
1996 - present
Member of club of former students and lectors of the University of Nijmegen, who have a common interest in the business relationship between Germany and The Netherlands.
1994 - present
date: University of Nijmegen, Guest Lector
Faculty of languages, Germany, Postdoctoral
How can I successfully expand my business in Germany? What are the differences in business culture between Germany and The Netherlands? What causes these differences and which attitudes should be developed to successfully adapt to these circumstances? Those are questions that I try to resolve in my lectures.
Stress proof, hands-on problem shooter and -solver, strong negotiator.
Managing and consulting companies with aggressive targets in a dynamic and demanding industry.
Economics, trade and business law, networking and computer programming in Visual Basic and Access, internet, data communication, developing smart IT solutions for logistical and organizational challenges.
Fluent in Dutch, English, German and French.
travelling, photography and many more.
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