Douglas van den Berghe
CEO and founder of Investment Consulting Associates (ICA), Amsterdam- Netherlands

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Qualifications:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • PhD degree in Business Administration
  • MA in Political Science
  • BSc. in Economics

 

Languages: Dutch, English, French

Professional Background

  • Douglas is founding partner of Investment Consulting Associates (ICA), LocationSelector and ICAincentives
  • 15 years experience in location selection, location optimization and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) advisory and strategy consulting
  • Previous experience includes Director of Ernst & Young – International Location Advisory Services (Europe) United Nations and KPMG
  • Douglas is a visiting professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam – Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
  • Douglas has a PhD degree in Business Administration, a MA in Political Science and a BSc. in Economics

Proven Track Record

  • Advised in establishing a centralized finance organization in Eastern Europe. Reduced costs of finance processes by more than 25% improved quality of financial information and maintained at least previous process performance levels
  • FDI policy reviews and Investor Guides for a number of countries in Africa and Eastern Europe. The reports highlighted the potential to attract new investors and retain existing investors

Capabilities

  • Developed locationselector.com a location benchmarking tool for ICA’s corporate and governmental clients
  • Developed ICAincentives.com, a global database with actual incentive deals
  • Involved in numerous global relocation and location optimization restructuring projects for multinational corporations
  • Extensive knowledge of location selection strategies, and supply chain optimization strategies in business restructuring
  • Global knowledge of investment promotion strategy building
  • Providing hands on advice and support in stakeholder management and implementation of projects in different business environments
  • Industry expertise: automotive, chemical, oil & gas, financial services and IT
  • Countries of work experience: Namibia, EU-27, Vietnam, Philippines, China, Central America, Albania, Australia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Senegal, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates and United States

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