Independent strategy consultant and entrepreneur. Johan is a seasoned International retail executive (CEO, Executive Board) with a track-record In driving and managing growth, M&A and ‘turnaround situations. He is experienced with family business as well as with public and private equity portfolio companies. Johan is currently an investor in and advisor to a number of start-ups (a.o. Shiptimize and Picnic, a successful Dutch ecommerce company who recently closed their EUR 100 million A-funding round).
Earlier Johan was CEO of Action Holding and a member of the Board of Euronext-listed Sligo Food Group. Previously he was Managing Director of Lekkerland Germany and Managing Director of ALDI Discount France. Johan started his career with Philips Electronics. For the past years he was responsible in various geographies (Australia, south-Africa, China/Hong Kong, Brazil, Europe) for due diligence, M&A, Interim-CEO and consultancy projects for international retail grou ps and investors.
Johan graduated from Tilburg University (Master degree in Business Econometrics) and participated in the Advanced Management Program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2010, where he was Inspired by social thinker Jeremy Rifkin.