“Fred Stokvis and I started Strategy Development Partners with the firm belief that it must be possible to truly support executives in making change happen, have fun doing it, and be able to devote time to other aspects of life as well. Now, several years down the road, I know we are on the right track. I am proud of the trust our clients place in us and of each and every individual in our team. Strategy Development Partners will go a long way!”
Niels Janssen (1971) has devoted most of his working life to assisting executive management in solving complex issues. He is a true generalist, working in a wide range of industries, among which retail, transport, financial services and leisure, on issues ranging from general and commercial strategy to cost reduction and organisational design. In all, he uses his intellect and social understanding to really comprehend what is going on and develop action plans which fit the organisation and its leadership.
Ever since he worked in solitude on his master thesis, he has been convinced that teams combining experience with freshness, analytical rigour with creative ideas, intensity with relaxation, and intellect with intuition not only deliver the best results. And are also the most rewarding on a personal level.
Niels holds a MSc degree in Applied Physics from the University of Twente and a post-graduate in Japanese Language and Business Studies. Before starting his strategy consulting career in 1998, he lived and worked in the Philippines and Japan. In 2006, Niels founded Strategy Development Partners together with Fred Stokvis.