Henk Den Dekker


Henk is Managing Partner with over 30 years of International Management and Business Advisory experience. Great part of his career he was International General Manager, driven by results on a pragmatic, people oriented and motivational basis. Areas of expertise include: Strategy and Organisation; Project and Interim Management; Supply Chain Management; Development of International Companies and Post Merger Consulting and Integration.

He has a profound understanding of how differences in culture and international co-operation affect business, gained while working in the following industries: Manufacturing, Automotive, Aircraft Maintenance, Retail and Distribution, Professional Services, Government, Health Care and Hotel and Leisure.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Trompenaars Hampden-Turner as Partner, Henk was the Managing Partner of KPMG Consulting in Portugal, which he started-up and developed into a group of professional consultants with international assignments in or with various companies from the United States, Hong Kong, Macao, UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Ukraine.

In the early nineties, as European Executive Partner he was responsible for the Post Merger Integration of KPMG Consulting in Europe. The creation of one single practice, based on international networking was aimed at the development of cross border co-operation between a large number of consulting practices in 25 countries. In this period some 35 international industry and expert groups were set up. He also had intensive working relations with the Americas and South Pacific. In addition, at KPMG Consulting in the Netherlands, he was Executive Manager in Interim Management (1988-91) and was Senior Consultant in Health Care Consulting (1985-88).

From 1974 to 1985 he held various management functions in the hotel and leisure industry in Belgium, the Netherlands and former Yugoslavia. In the early eighties he also worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finance.


Henk has degrees from the Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde in Delft and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and the Hogere Hotelschool, in Maastricht/Den Haag. Completely at home in English and Dutch, he is also fluent in French and Portuguese and speaks reasonable German and Italian.

Conference Experience

An experienced conference organizer and speaker, Henk has organized and facilitated many KPMG International Partners Conferences and other annual business events. He has presented to diverse groups on issues of motivation, business development, emerging issues and culture-in- business. He has an enthusiastic and convincing style and enjoys speaking to groups from 20-500.

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