Gerrit has worked in the international fashion and retail industry for many years, for leading companies like De Bijenkorf, Mexx and Van Laack. Following this he started a consulting, interim management and supervisory board practice in which he advised many well-known and some lesser known companies on strategy, growth, branding, distribution, leadership and culture.
Since 2011 he has involved himself increasingly in the transition of organisations toward sustainability. With energy and ambition, he guides leading companies in the transformation to a sustainable and circular future. He is a board member at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation, an adviser to McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), Royal Auping and Van Houtum. Gerrit on RTB: “All the important stakeholders are involved in this process, and mindset, leadership culture and strategy play leading roles. The result is a permanent change in strategy, culture, processes, products and services.
“I believe in a world in which 10 billion people can live together in abundance and harmony. To achieve this, we need to change the way we behave towards ourselves, each other and the planet. My experience is that the transition towards sustainability unleashes great passion within organisations and, at the same time, leads them to an improvement in their results. In working with people I attach great value to integrity, honesty, authenticity and respect.”