In 2005, leading management magazine Management Team named prof. Strikwerda, after extensive research, the most powerful consultant of the Netherlands.Hans Strikwerda is an executive management...
In 2005, leading management magazine Management Team named prof. Strikwerda, after extensive research, the most powerful consultant of the Netherlands.
Hans Strikwerda is an executive management consultant with Nolan, Norton & Co, director of the Nolan Norton Institute and professor of Organisation and Organisational change (internal governance) at the Amsterdam Business School. He started his career as a business administrator and worked for the government and Philips Electronics.
He specialises in corporate strategy, organisation (re)design, organisational change and internal governance. He advises a wide range of bigger companies, including many multinationals.
Strikwerda is a typical corporate consultant. Inspired by his successful book on shared service centres (he received the important Dutch ROA award 2004), government institutions started to ask him for advice on organisational and policy issues as well. He also advises a number of non-profit organisations (health care, public housing) on governance, concern building and policy. Privately, he contributes his expertise on educational governance to primary and secondary school boards.
Strikwerda publishes articles on strategic developments, and developments in organisation design, change and leadership on a regular basis. He is familiar with the most important international academic publications and is sceptical towards popular management magazines. As a corporate consultant Strikwerda is a follower of pragmatism. Not theories should determine what has to be done, but the interests and social values that are at stake. He is married to Nora van Delft. They have got three daughters. He is interested in history, classical music and loves to wander in nature.