Henk Den Dekker

Expertise

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.

Background

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.

RSS the THT Blog

  • Growth through digital change - People Matters January 28, 2019
    Growth through digital change  People MattersHow can we combine hi-tech and hi-touch strategies Can we become better leaders by integrating digital processes and combining top-down and bottom-up … For the full article, please see here: http://bit.ly/2FSx3U4 […]
  • Culture and leadership biggest factors in digital transformation success - Digital Insurance December 21, 2018
    Culture and leadership biggest factors in digital transformation success  Digital InsuranceA new study finds that leader effectiveness is directly correlated with perceptions of organizational readiness for digital transformation. For the full article, please see here: http://bit.ly/2rNr4XJ […]
  • Culture determines digital transformation, not technology: study - Networks Asia November 27, 2018
    Networks AsiaCulture determines digital transformation, not technology: studyNetworks AsiaThe study was conducted in partnership with Fons Trompenaars of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) and is based on quantitative and qualitative insight from 48 C-suite leaders and 401 anonymous executives. CEOs must assume the role of ‘chief … For the full article, please […]
  • New study: Culture, not technology, determines digital transformation success - Enterprise Innovation November 21, 2018
    Enterprise InnovationNew study: Culture, not technology, determines digital transformation successEnterprise InnovationThe study was conducted in partnership with Fons Trompenaars of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) and is based on quantitative and qualitative insight from 48 C-suite leaders and 401 anonymous executives. Culture determines transformation, no […]
  • Want digital transformation to succeed? Get leaders to champion it through actions - Human Resources Online November 21, 2018
    Human Resources OnlineWant digital transformation to succeed? Get leaders to champion it through actionsHuman Resources OnlineThe study entitled “Cultural Transformation in the Digital World” was conducted in partnership with Fons Trompenaars of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) and is based on quantitative and qualitative insight from 48 C-suite leaders and […]