more recent years
After phasing out my international consultancy activities I gradually shifted to smaller scale consultancy activities from my own G. Lugtigheid & Co, Management and Advice bv. In those activities I utilise my experience both in commercial and not for profit advisory work as well.
the nineties until some years ago international consultancy
After a start with establishing business cooperation between Dutch and Indonesian companies in the agro/food cluster I focused after the fall of the Berlin Wall completely on C. and E. Europe and later on also on the Middle East with many projects assisting the private sector with the transition to a market economy (see International consultancy under Background & Experience). After the liquidation of NEHEM after changes in Dutch industry policy I continued these activities from 1998 with 2 collegues in our own company Nehem International bv.
the seventies and eighties in the Dutch business environment
After my study of business economics and a large automation project during my military service I worked all my occupational life as a consultant, initially at Bakkenist, Spits & Co, management consultants in Amsterdam and afterwards in many sectoral/cluster projects at the Netherlands Restructuring Corporation NEHEM. In the framework of Dutch industry policy we initiated numerous development projects together with the sector partners on many issues like market development, automation, export, Human Resurces Development, quality management, innovation, environment, etc.