Otto van Harmelen is founder and owner of CORE-UP.
During my career in Retail, Wholesale and FMCG of more than 35 years working in 38 different countries all-over the globe, I have implemented many business model migrations. As a member of the board I recognized challenges moving big corporate organisations forward towards the fast-moving technological market environments and its changing customer behaviors.
The last few years I worked in and out the corporate environment together with startups and scale-ups and supported them in further growth and developments in their business and earning models.
Skills & expertise
- Retail Executive
- Innovation management
- Business and earning model development
- Collaboration Corporate and Startup
- Training, management development and team building
|2017-present||Owner and founder of CORE-UP – Startup and Corporate innovation and integration|
|2015-2017||Vice President Metro AG – Head Buying International Expansion MCC – Feasibility studies Worldwide on New Territories|
|2014-2015||Vice President Metro AG – Head of New Products and Services Metro Business Innovation|
|2012-2014||Vice President Metro AG – Director Executive Projects|
|2011-2012||Vice President Metro AG Procurement and Merchandising Director NF – Makro C&C; United Kingdom|
|2009-2011||Regional Officer Customer, Marketing, Offer, Own Brand|
|2008-2009||Head of Corporate House of Training Asia|
|2006-2008||Procurement and Merchandizing Director – Makro C&C Czech Republic and Metro C&C Slovakia; Prague|
Offer and interest (startups)
I want to share my international and commercial business experience helping you gaining further insight in your organization and customer approach. I would like to support you in improving business and earning models to accelerating your business.
If you are interested in our StartLife Mentor Program, let us know and reach out to us for more information.