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Elias vanHerwaarden

Head of Location Strategy | EMEA

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Professional Summary

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



Service Lines

EMEA Occupier Services, Corporate Solutions

Property Type

Industrial, Office

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