Experience and background: Sander Nieuwenhuizen is an international business leader in the field of HR with a particular emphasis on Culture, Values and Leadership.
He started his career with General Electric in Paris in 1988, joining their Human Resource Management Program. Over the last 30 years he has held increasingly senior HR positions alternating operational HR business partner roles with more strategic roles in Organization and Leadership Development.
After the very American GE and Allied Signal he joined two distinctly European companies, Lafarge SA in Paris and subsequently Shell International in The Hague.
Most recently he was the Talent Partner and CHRO for Deloitte in The Netherlands where he initiated and led a major culture change initiative.
Sander graduated from University of Amsterdam Law School with a specialization in International Law and Philosophy of Law. Sander works globally, has lived in France, the UK, the US. He currently divides his time between Zürich and The Hague.
After a one-year sabbatical he has decided to shift and focus on the more personal side of business. He is currently a student at ISAPZürich, the International School for Analytical Psychology.
Sander is married to Hendrieke Dirksen and has three children in their twenties. He is also a partner in two wine bars in Amsterdam that serve only natural wines and some very fine dishes.
Possible contributions to IMD: Guest speaker, coaching of students/participants, writing articles.