Douglas van den Berghe
CEO and founder of Investment Consulting Associates (ICA), Amsterdam- Netherlands
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- PhD degree in Business Administration
- MA in Political Science
- BSc. in Economics
Languages: Dutch, English, French
- 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
- 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
NEW DELHI—India’s government on Monday eased foreign-direct investment restrictions in several sectors to increase inflows, a move that also could pave the way for Apple Inc. to open its own stores in one of its main growth markets.
A surge in cross-border mergers and acquisitions boosted global foreign direct investment flows around the world last year to $1.76 trillion, the most since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the United Nations said in a study.
The ‘Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean’ 2015 report published by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) showed that Mexico recorded inflows of US$ 22.795 billion in 2014. Brazil continues to be the largest recipient of FDI in the region, though inflows US$ 62.495 billion, while Chile remains the … Continue reading Organisers of Annual Investment Meeting 2016 call for building investment bridges between Middle East and South America
The role of foreign direct investment into the continent remains significant: on average the government budgets of African countries currently depend on corporates domiciled in other countries for 14% of their funding.
Africa is now positioning itself as a major business opportunity for investors, according to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report.
China’s outbound direct investment (ODI )is expected to surpass $1 trillion for the first time in 2015, as slowing economic growth and rising internationalisation of Chinese business see more local companies investing overseas.
When the PM travels to the US this week to woo businesses there, one of the key facts that the government will be tomtoming about is the surge in foreign direct investment since Narendra Modi took over and how his personal touch has helped.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Turkey reached $3.39 billion in July, according to a report from the Ministry of Economy on Sept. 30.
The total volume of foreign investments in the UAE, at present a regional base for over 500 international companies, exceeded $100 billion in the past 10 years, Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI: India has emerged on top of the foreign direct investment league table, overtaking China and the United States, according to the FT data service.