Johan’s extensive international expertise in leadership, strategy and management development has been built over a 25-year career in key Human Resources roles and senior positions with international companies in the US and Europe. His work included leading major transformation projects concerning business realignment, talent and performance improvement, organization and culture change as well as developing strategic tools to ensure sustainable success. Johan has worked in many countries around the world and understands the complexity of delivering global programs across different cultures, languages and businesses.
In 2007, Johan decided to provide global consultancy services.
Prior to founding his consultancy business, Johan held senior management HR positions in large international companies across several industries and continents. He developed his expertise in leadership/management development and strategy in various top management corporate roles lately as CLO in Novelis (Atlanta, Georgia USA). He became trusted advisor to the CEO and the Chairman of the Board and was a member of the Human Resource Committee. His CLO role included senior management recruitment, succession planning, talent management, performance management, executive and management development.
Prior to Novelis, Johan served as Director Leadership Development of The Nielsen Company, responsible for implementing major organizational changes in 18 European countries, as well as assisting senior management in developing and implementing their strategy for sustainable growth. Furthermore, he was responsible in concerted effort with the CEO and his senior management team for global leadership programs and talent management.
At the ITT, European headquarters in Brussels Johan was responsible for management development and succession planning; Previously in the World Headquarters of ITT Industries in Detroit and New York he acted as Global Director Executive Development. His role included management/executive education programs, individual coaching of high potentials and succession planning.
Education and qualifications
Johan holds an MS in Industrial Sociology and an MS in Microeconomics from the University of Antwerp.
He is certified as Executive Coach and holds accreditations in Emotional Intelligence by the Hay Group.
Johan is based in Belgium but lived in Germany, United States and Switzerland. He conducts workshops in English, Dutch, German and French and has carried out assignments in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the Americas and South-East Asia.