Gijs has more than 30 years of experience in the field of strategic planning, policymaking and process improvement for organisations in the healthcare sector and at professional service firms. In addition to consultancy and interim management work, he has gained extensive administrative experience as a member of the Capgemini board of directors and as a member of EY’s management board. His style of working is characterised by a mixture of innovation, creativity and inspiration; always on the lookout for ways of bringing people and organisations together. With storytelling from your heart.
His ultimate achievement within his consultancy life was the development and implementation of a new finance system for the Dutch hospitals for 3.5 years. At that time the most prestigious project in the health care sector (called DBC 2003). Afterwards he was in Capgemini’s board of directors responsible for sales and marketing, the top clients, public relations and setting up the offshore ICT activities for India. Coming back to EY, where years before he was partner and leader of the healthcare sector group (assurance, tax, transactions and consultancy), he became responsible for consulting services and acted as board member. Gijs was active for the internal fit4thejob program, sponsorship NOC*NSF, realized several mergers amongst others to strengthen the corporate sustainability practice and IT business intelligence. He was also the driver for new spirit and impetus to the partner meetings.
Last 4,5 years of his career he was de managing director of the NRK (het Nederlandse Rode Kruis/the Dutch Red Cross). He realized a turnaround of the Red Cross to a more business-oriented organization, with carve out of several non-core activities, focus on emergency aid and related services, introduced innovation for instance with a complete new group of flex-volunteers and new fundraising concepts. The Red Cross achieved a steady position in the top 5 of most inspirational organizations in the Netherlands. This period implied much enrichment in his live.
In the next phase of working life Gijs focusses on coaching and non-executive roles. He is chairman of several organisations like Erasmus Medical Centre, SASS Achmea (organisation for victim support), national association for cancer and in the occupational health.