Willem R.

Senior strategist for innovation and regional transition


Senior Strategist and Innovation catalyst. Technical expertise in smart factoring, process and manufacturing automation and computer controlled production. Executive with engineering 'language'. Speci...see more

  • Information Technology Data & Telecom
  • Professional Services


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Owner / Director

Conscious Development Company
8 years
Current position
Apr 2014 - Present
The purpose of the company is to develop and produce smart, sustainable solutions for everyone, adding substantially to your wellbeing. The company basically does two things. It develop...see more

Lead strategic advisor for the Regional Innovation Strategy

North Netherland Alliance (SNN)
3 years
Apr 2012 - Oct 2014
Strategic coordination for the Regional Innovation Strategy 2014-2020. Connecting and integrating the major strategic developments in the North Netherlands area into a RIS3 as regional ...see more

Senior strategist for innovation and regional transition

Province of Friesland
11 years
Current position
Aug 2011 - Present
Strategic innovation management of the Province and strategic profiling of the region as THE rural innovation-region in Europe. Strategic cooperation with EU-regions and knowledge cente...see more

Quadruple helix governance expert and change manager

On demand speaker, advisor and coach
11 years
Current position
Jul 2011 - Present
Using my experience with multi actor, multi level governance across Europe to help others to solve their issues and conquer their challenges.

Program manager for the Digital Agenda Friesland

Province of Friesland
1 year
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Lead strategic management of this program for integral regional development of Friesland with excellent use of societal digitization (digital services and facilities that create large s...see more

Steeringgroup member

Frisian ICT-innovation Alliance
11 months
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
This group of advisors facilitated regional Innovation in use of ICT in Society. Their development program has been adopted by the Province of Fryslan.

Chief Administration Manager

Local Government of the municipality of Sneek
4 years
Aug 2005 - Jun 2009
General Management position with main responsibility for the departements of Public Safety, Finance, Personal, ICT, lawconsulting, Concernaffairs, Communication, Officemanagement, Archi...see more

Steeringgroup member

Society for Public Management
2 years
Dec 2001 - Dec 2003
The VOM is a society that expands throughout Dutch governmental organizations and addresses the major issues in higher public management.

Senior Government Advisor / Program Manager

Province of Gelderland
5 years
Mar 2000 - Jul 2005
As senior Government Advisor and Program Manager responsible for the regional development program and the Major Govenment Investment Agenda of the Eastern part of The Netherlands. Start...see more

Head of the department for Geoinformatics, Spatial Design and Head of Staff

Province of Limburg
5 years
Nov 1994 - Feb 2000
Responsible for all staff-functions in regional spatial development and the Geoinformatics department. Also worked in EU-programs.

Information manager

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
1 year
May 1993 - Oct 1994
(partly as a student) Developed the management information structure for the department of Vocational Education. Also responsible for policy-analysis.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Information Technology Data & Telecom
  • Professional Services


  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
  • Social Media
  • Project Planning
  • Management
  • Coaching
  • Sustainability
  • Program Management
  • Interim Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Governance
  • Business Innovation