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Gert has been involved in developing innovative strategies and all aspects of negotiations, dealmaking, transaction structuring, mergers/ acquisitions and corporate finance for over 15 years. He developed, lead and managed change and growth projects that have formed and transformed, turned around and re-focused, re-launched and shaped European small and medium sized businesses into interesting investment opportunities, including trade sale/ IPO through innovative strategic and operational actions.

Gert has been able to drive top line and bottom line results in very short periods of time, deliver on high growth, and offer creative solutions to complex and challenging transactions. He is used to dealing with high profile interest from media and other stakeholders and has successfully negotiated all aspects of capital solutions, investment, exit, and funding processes.

A speaker at international conferences, Gert has published several books, articles, and business cases. He’s a former board member of the Free University of Brussels and serves as Advisor to several owners and Boards.

Career History:

  • CEO and COO in a number of client companies;

  • Interim/ transition executive in several international blue chip companies such as Canon Europe and Applied Materials Europe among others;

  • Chief Executive of a change management consulting organisation with consultants active throughout Europe and S-E Asia;

  • Managing Director of a strategy-based consulting boutique;

  • Professor at Nijenrode Business School and several business schools across Europe;

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands);

  • Masters in Technology at the Free University of Brussels (in conjunction with Erasmus University Rotterdam);

  • Postgraduate studies in Management at the Free University of Brussels;

  • Masters in Organisational Psychology at the Free University of Brussels


Email: vdlinden@donedeal.eu

Tel: +33 68086 0289