Elias van Herwaarden
Head of Location Strategy | EMEA
Occupier Services EMEA
Elias is Head of Location Strategy, Occupier Services - EMEA..
He has advised over 650 companies on where to locate new operations and where to consolidate existing ones.
In doing so he brings to bear a deep understanding of business operations, and of how to tune them to local operating conditions.
Having conducted field work in 47 countries and over 250 cities globally, he applies this expertise across all business functions: headquarters, manufacturing, R&D, warehousing and distribution, and shared services.
Elias expertise ranges from location strategy through tactics to project implementation. He developed robust data-models but holds that experience is key to deliver recommendations that work.
He regularly speaks and publishes on location strategy, emerging markets, business resilience and corporate deployment trends.
Elias teaches International Business Strategy at one of Europe’s top-10 universities, sits on the board of various international business associations and is member of the Site Selectors Guild.
M.Sc. Industrial Management, Twente University of Technology
Memberships & Involvements
Association of Business Services Leaders
CEE Digital Services Association
European Business Services Association
Shared Services & Outsourcing Network
Pro Progressio White Tiger/Ambassador
Site Selectors Guild