Home page: http://www.evolutionmanagement.net
Consultant, independent futurologist and author (7 books) with a specialization in organizational development, leadership profiles and behavioral traits of interconnected environments and society.
Founder of Evolution Management, a consulting firm with international executive search & transitional leadership services founded on stages of corporate adaptation and development.
PhD on the topic of Evolution Management (Faculty of Sociology), Tilburg University, 1993
Advanced Corporate Management Program [Digital Equipment], INSEAD, 1986
A degree in engineering (Cum Laude) from the RIT in the Netherlands, 1974.
EXPERIENCE & BOOKS PUBLISHED
1998 – Now
Managing Partner, Evolution Management International
Identified and built up an executive search and management consulting niche with clients, such as ABN AMRO, BANKSYS, CITICORP, van Gansewinkel Group and Seghers Better Technologies.
So far, projects include the search of top-level executives, the development of an international organizational architecture and (e-)business modeling.
To clients, his added value and competitive advantage are in his extensive corporate experience and down-to-earth views on the developmental needs of organizations in terms of leadership, architecture and process.
EMzine – Ascension Chronicles (in research stage)
TABLETS OF LIGHT – Laws of the Networked Society, 2001
1993 – 1997
European Partner, KPMG Management Consultants (Geneva, Brussels)
Worked with the management teams of various multinationals in turning-point situations, such as the Dutch PTT Telecom, Digital Equipment Corporation, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Winterthur Insurance, Roche, Interpolis, Secura Insurance and The Baloise.
As a consultant and facilitator, focused on the revitalization of business and organizational objectives by the identification of new product and market niches and the development of competency-related investment, acquisition and procurement strategies.
In support of the above facilitation role, designed a suite of business knowledge-engineering systems, the actual development of which was realized in partnership with the faculty for mathematics of the Szeged University in Hungary.
For a period of three year, the European practice of KPMG Management Consulting licensed the entire suite of business-knowledge engineering applications.
After publishing Resonant Corporations, was invited to chair and contribute to various international conferences on management and organization, i.e. by Hewlett Packard, MMA and Focus.
RESONANT CORPORATIONS , McGraw-Hill, 1998
THE DARWIN MANAGER, Signum Verlag and Scriptum, 1998
EVOLUTION MANAGEMENT, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994
1982 – 1992
Digital Equipment Corporation in Geneva and the Netherlands
As European strategy manager in Geneva for 6 years, facilitated the second, successful attempt of Digital Equipment Corporation to start a European PC business.
Coached revitalization sessions for all major product business lines, including Merchandising, Hardware and Software.
Advised the European president, Pier-Carlo Falotti on organizational responsiveness and change issues.
Managed strategy development for the European logistics division in times of high revenue growth and monitored major strategic investments.
Developed a customer-driven business development approach, which was eventually licensed to KPMG MC.
Was brought into Digital as member (responsible for IT) of the management team of the European Repair and Distribution Center. Implemented one of the first internal e-mail and word processing systems, which grew from scratch to 220 terminals within two years. Initiated a study, which resulted in the adoption of an off-the-shelf ERP system from ASK Corporation.
THE POWER OF TOMORROW’S MANAGEMENT, Butterworth, 1989
DYNAMISCH ONDERNEMEN, Sijthof, 1986
AUTOMATISEREN IN MIDDEN- EN KLEINBEDRIJF, Kluwer, 1985
1974 - 1982
Rank Xerox European Manufacturing in the Netherlands
As manufacturing program manager, developed and implemented the European consumables manufacturing strategy for Japanese copiers in the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom.
As manufacturing program manager, suggested and implemented European productivity improvement projects, one of which was a new European packaging strategy.
As project manager, proposed and implemented a European-wide timesharing network for decision support systems across the European manufacturing division in the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. At the time, opted for APL as programming language.
Interests: future society in story form, interconnected or networked society, corporate development, leadership confort zones
Published writer: Yes