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Expert in Wireless and Wireline Telecommunications Industry

Expert ID: 731499 Netherlands

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Expert has been active in the telecommunications industry since 1997; working in various roles in product development, program management and marketing for wireless and wireline telecommunications operators. Since 2004 he has set up his own consultancy firm consulting operators, infrastructure suppliers, application companies and digital publishers. Core business is strategy and business development: setting up partnerships along the valuechain, assessing competitive positioning, develop mid- and long term strategy and launch of new services. Customers include Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Liberty Global, KPN, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Orange. Expert has worked for clients in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Thailand, Norway, Spain and Italy. He has consulted with over 100 investment firms on global telecommunications trends, as well as specific topics like mergers and acquisitions, market potential of various services and players.

Assessment of strategy of Vodafone in Europe following deal with VerizonAssessment of competitive position of Alcatel-LucentAssessment of potential of T-Mobile taking into consideration: market penetration, usage of wireless services, competitive activities and launch of services by Over-The-Top playersPotential and threat of Chinese infrastructure players as Huawei and ZTE to traditional suppliers as NokiaSiemens, Motorola, Ericsson and Alcatel-LucentGlobal roll-out of 4G and market impact


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: Master Subject: Public Administration Institution: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Year: 1993 Degree: Bachelor Subject: Political Science Institution: Leiden University
Year: 1992 Degree: Master Subject: Public Administratioin Institution: Indiana University
Year: 2005 Degree: Master Subject: Telecommunications Strategy Institution: INSEAD

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: Director, owner
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: T-Mobile Title: Manager Business Development Department: Strategy Responsibilities: Responsible for multi-country programs and partnership management
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Galileo Management Consulting Title: Director Marketing & Sales Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for business development, marketing and sales
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: EnerTel Title: Product Development Manager Department: Responsibilities: responsible for development of consumer market product
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Procter & Gamble Title: Brand Manager Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for marketing and budget of various brands
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Dutch Parliament Title: Policy Advisor Department: Responsibilities: Writing of speeches for politicians

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to Present Country / Region: USA Summary: He has been consulting over 100 US investment firms and hedge funds since 2003 on telecommunications trends; in-person meetings, phone consultations and projects
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Consulting of German operator E-Plus (part of KPN) on setting up new organisation and defining strategy to start activities in the mobile advertising market
Years: 2009 to 2010 Country / Region: Norway Summary: Advising of application company in closing deals with wireless operators
Years: 2007 to 2010 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Advising of multiple operators, media agencies, application companies; setting up events, research and partnerships in the area of mobile advertising

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Competitive wargaming
Young Mobile Professionals
Strategic Management Challenge
Vendor Selection
Expert has lead multiple programs where telecommunications equipment had to be negotiated with vendors on behalf of wireless operators
Marketing Experience
consulting operators, investment companies, infrastructure suppliers
Other Relevant Experience
giving courses
organising seminars

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He was brought up bi-lingual (English, Dutch; studied and worked in the US; worked in and for English-speaking companies for over 20 years
German He speaks German fairly well

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