As an interim executive, I focus on both medium to large-sized privately owned companies and smaller publicly traded companies. My emphasis is on general management roles with a commercial orientation. I have worked within DSM for three divisions (pharmaceutical raw materials, food ingredients, and nutrition), and with each transition, I was quick to grasp the business.
My previous experience as an interim business unit director at PostNL has taught me that I can swiftly adapt to a new environment and, in a short time, alongside the team, review, gain approval for, and oversee the implementation of the strategy.
I’m open to assignments with both short-term and longer-term durations.
“Lucas Hendrikse was my direct supervisor at DSM during different periods, and two qualities of his have always stayed with me. Firstly, he has the ability to build an exceptionally tight-knit team with his people, which means they always have each other's backs and offer support. When we faced serious challenges, we could rely on one another. Secondly, he is both commercially and strategically strong, and a clear analyst. He excels at distinguishing the essential from the incidental, making it easy for us to get to the heart of the matter quickly. Collaborating with Lucas was both effective and enjoyable for me.”