Mentor: Nic Nijman

Previous: Managing Director Yakult Österreich GmbH & Director Business Development Yakult Europe

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Personal offer
Sparring partner for ideas and execution in the marketing, business development, strategy and general management arena; As well as personal decisions. Practical support in executing projects.

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Setting up strategies, building and managing companies, teams and brands is my specialty. Analysing situations and adapting to internal and external circumstances is the basis on which I shape solutions.

Taking the lead and mobilizing people, whilst keeping their commitment to get to the required results comes naturally to me. Coaching and ensuring the input of others, whilst learning from them, has helped me effectively getting to results throughout my career.

I have set up companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, and thus intimately understand the issues a start- or scale-up can experience. Next to this, I have created and managed pan-European strategies, which were driving business in Europe by entering new countries and launching new products.

Skills & expertise

  • Leadership & general management
  • Strategy development & management
  • Marketing, communication, sales
  • Business & product development
  • International management
  • FMCG, retail, functional foods

Background

2005-2016       Managing Director Yakult Österreich GmbH, Vienna (A)

2010-2016       Director Business Development, Yakult Europe B.V., Almere (NL)

2001-2005       Marketing & Sales Director, Yakult Europe B.V., Almere (NL)

1999-2001       Principal Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers N.V., Utrecht (NL)

1995-1999       Marketing & Sales Manager, Yakult Deutschland GmbH, Köln (D)

1993-1995       National Account Manager, Yakult Nederland B.V., Amstelveen (NL)

1990-1993       MBA, Rotterdam School of Management

1984-1990       MSc, Biology (Pharmacology & Toxicology), Utrecht University

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