Robin L.

Professional with 35+ years in operations & business development in Retail

English, Dutch

An experienced team builder and coach, specialised in * Business & Relationship development, * Start-up of business initiatives. A proactive go-getter who takes ownership, knows his bit, and can live ...see more

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Professional Services
  • Strategy & Business Development


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


Business Partner - Founder Brainspirators Club - Investor, Philantropist, Epicurean.

3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
Available for FOC Coaching, Business, Franchise, and People Development.

Head of New Business Development

11 years
Jun 2007 - Nov 2018
Developed permanent creative solutions for the many challenges in a demanding environment. Structured and simplified complex business models and solving business problems. Designing leg...see more

General Manager

Van Neerbos Bouwmarkten
4 years
Mar 2003 - May 2007
DIY Mega stores. Hands on Change management Inventive coach to management teams Super stores retail leader Successfully restructured five of their most challenging stores; staffing and ...see more

Director of Sales a.i.

Digiglobe Mobile Services B.V.
11 months
Jan 2002 - Dec 2002
Successfully setting up a B2B sales organisation in the Dutch automotive industry

Country Manager

Time Group Ltd.
3 years
Mar 1999 - Dec 2001
Setting up a B2C & B2B Sales & Service organisation in NL. Successfully opening 11 new stores from scratch. Recruited all staff: NL head office, support and store teams.

Country Director of Operations

Habitat Holland B.V.
2 years
Feb 1997 - Mar 1999
High-end home furnishing retailer. Lead the retail operations in NL

International Director of Operations a.i. (Germany, Duesseldorf based)

Habitat International S.A.
6 months
Jul 1996 - Jan 1997
High-end home furnishing retailer. Start-up of the German division. Recruitment, Operations. Business Development. Compliance and processes. Support and contribute to the start-up of th...see more

Operations & Personnel Manager

Habitat Holland B.V.
10 years
Jul 1986 - Jun 1996
Operational retail management HR policies and execution

Senior Management Trainee (UK, London based)

Habitat Designs Ltd.
1 year
Jan 1985 - Jun 1986
Operational management Start-up business in NL

Sales Manager

Vendex KBB
6 years
Sep 1978 - Feb 1985
'80-'84 Middle management trainee

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Professional Services

Role experience

  • Strategy & Business Development