Bas van der Velde

”Giving a perspective in any situation” is a major theme in the life of Bas. He loves to work with highly educated professionals at board levels as well as in specialized positions. With a MBA background at Rotterdam University and a specialization in Quality management (EFQM) he has developed as a consultant in strategic change, governance and strategy. Intensive training at the Institute of Organizational Development has created a strong psycho- and group dynamic base. Bas has experience in a wide variety of industries with an emphasis on (professional) services – such as financial services, medical/healthcare, higher education and industry/engineering. 13 years of experience as CEO of Dutch consulting firm Rijnconsult and several non-executive board memberships have strengthened his profile. Since the late nineties, Bas is active in international, mainly European, networks and projects.


  • Leadership
  • Lean
  • Strategy
  • Change
  • Goal- or Counter-Thinking

Past Projects

  • Transformation of Social Organizations
  • Collaboration Between Organizations

Good to Know

  • He makes sure that he can spend a lot of his free time for the family and sometimes a round of golf.
  • In his spare time, he is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Amsterdam Youth Protection and a member of the Advisory Council of CIZ.

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