I have extensive experience in finance but also – and often - love to look beyond the boundaries of my area of expertise. My broad education and work experience enable me to take a multidisciplinary look at problems and build bridges between various disciplines. I have a strong focus on finance and am adept at making this focus operational. Not just words, but action too.
My strength lies in my ability to take a business to the next phase of its development by knowing what it takes and being able to convince others to come on board. I’m quick at making an analysis. One of my strong points is that I am able at an early stage to come to a conclusion about the potential of projects and businesses.
In finance, I have, among other things, been involved in refinancing, due diligence, working capital management, risk management, planning & control, transfer pricing, tax law, internal auditing, accounting and process optimalization. I have also been active in strategy development, acquisitions, business closures and sales, reorganizations / restructuring, IT and legal.
My ambition is to reinforce a business’ operational management, among other things by providing insight in figures. I am convinced that there is always room for improvement; the challenge is to know where, how and with what priorities. This why I believe that finance should be a supportive, not a determining discipline.
For most of my career I have carried final responsibility in a number of financial roles; for the last 15 years as financial director or CFO at, among others, LogicaCMG, UJG, Content and Humares.
I have a strong sense of social responsibility that compels me to do more than just work and have fun, and have always lived by that creed. The Generous Minds approach fits seamlessly with my personal vision that socially relevant entrepreneurship should be given shape in a way that also makes business sense.
Generous Minds’ covestment principle holds a strong appeal for me, not just because it’s innovative, but mainly because to my mind it’s an excellent way to be involved in a project and be successful.
My extensive experience with both commercial and non-profit organizations, SMEs as well as major corporations and with both privately owned and stock exchange listed enterprises enables me to be effective in just about every business environment. I am at my best in a setting where I can add value. Always in a fair, high-quality and reliable manner. And I always deliver on my promises.