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