“But, what if… it is possible?”
|Name||M. Delcour MScBA BEng ECBS|
|Date of Birth||28 April 1975|
|Place of Birth||Hilversum|
|Children||Chloé (2011) & Sylvain (2013)|
|Address||Pruisisch blauw 2|
|Zip code||2718 KL|
|City / Country||Zoetermeer / the Netherlands|
|E-mail address (private)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
As a strategist and Firm simplifier, I have an interdisciplinary focus. I am at my best in complex, new and/or changing (international) environments, because I like to simplify matters. By focussing on the professionalization of business management itself within both profit and non-profit, I also thrive within (politically) administrative environments. I quickly oversee complex issues and easily win people over to change by showing them the logic of behaviour, by which I provide sustainable and well-founded practical solutions instead of a thick management-report. With a high EQ my approach is professional and tactful, but always humane and with humour; i.e. good stakeholder management. I am strong both verbally and in written form and –as creative quick-thinker– come up with prompt specific decisions.
2020 – present: General Manager, Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI).
Professional association of engineers and technology students. KIVI’s goal: Network expansion | Knowledge sharing | Career development | Interest representation. KIVI is therefore the knowledge network that provides support, visibility and quality for engineers in the Netherlands.
Overall responsibility for the organisation, organisational renewal, strategy implementation, renewals, membership offerings, representation and other services, including publishing tech magazine ‘De Ingenieur’ and renting out the 17 rooms of the monumental KIVI building in The Hague. P&L accountability of € 3.5 million, 25 employees and ± 17,000 engineering members and subscribers.
2005 – present: Firm simplifier | owner, Firm in Enterprise™.
Interim-management, consultancy, facilitation & coaching for profit and non profit.
As Firm simplifier I support firms in business management, strategy, change management and (financial) process management.
2008 – present: Marketing/Sales director & Concept creator | owner, Anniething®.
Import, sourcing and trade focused on Asia.
Elaborating (end) customer needs into promotional business concepts. Acquisition, sales and purchasing of demand-driven goods for the proposed concepts. Acquisition of sourcing orders for purchases in Asia. Produce DTP, graphical design and artwork for proposed concepts.
2019 – 2020: Chief Executive, Royal Dutch Association of Printing and Allied Industries (KVGO).
Employers’ association printed media.
Overall responsibility for the organisation, organisational renewal and representation of the industry. P&L accountability of € 3 million, 15 employees, ± 800 company members.
2011 – 2018: Franchisee | owner, NationExpat.com.
Digital web-platform for expat-entrepreneurs in 80+ countries.
Concept creation, content and technique of the platform for BrazilExpat.com. Manage writers & ICT-team (1,5 FTE) and expand to BeneluxExpat.com. Realise strategy for franchise platform of 87 countries.
2010 – 2016: General Manager | Co-owner, Firm2Find.
GPS solutions for global finding of people, pets and belongings.
Responsible for strategy, finance, ICT, legal, international sales, member (technical) R&D-team.
Strategy- and concept creation for global finding and realising App2Find (>650k downloads).
Responsible for technical development Tool2Find, setup team of 6 people. Realisation of an investment of € 150k, setup international distribution network, realisation of B2C-channel (www.gpstrackshop.com).
2004 – 2005: Organisational renewal consultant, MWP Advies.
Consultancy for businesses, government and healthcare.
Several consultancy projects.
2023 – present: Strategy Board-member of Technical University Delft Extension School.
2023 – present: Mentor at RSM Mentorme.
2022 – present: Mediator politicians and board members of VVD Region Zuid-Holland (Dutch Liberal Party).
2021 – present: Board Member The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT).
2020 – present: Board Member PAO Techniek en Management (Post Academic Education Technique & Management).
2017 – present: Chairman of the Association for Craft Bookbinders.
2017 – present: Start-up coach, Qredits Microfinancing the Netherlands.
2017 – present: Executive Board-member and Treasurer Dutch Montessori Association.
2016 – 2022: Treasurer VVD Region ‘Zuid-Holland’ (Dutch Liberal Party).
2019 – 2020: Steering Committee Member Intergraf.
2019 – 2020: Working Group Member Social Dialog Intergraf.
2019 – 2020: Treasurer Stichting A&O Fons Grafimedia.
2019 – 2020: Member of the employers’ council, PGB Pensioendiensten.
2017 – 2017: Lecturer International Business, Marketing & Business coach (parttime) EuroCollege Management School.
2016 – 2019: Chairman Selection Committee Advisory Council Social Domain Zoetermeer.
2015 – 2015: Chairman of the supervisory board Nostram foundation.
2015 – 2016: Secretary Firm2Find investment cooperation.
2013 – 2013: Chairman Committee VVD-election program council 2014-2018.
2013 – 2013: Chairman of the supervisory board Aisa NU health foundation.
2012 – 2012: Member campaign team Ard van der Steur, member of the Duch Parlement, as from 2015 Minister of Justice.
2011 – 2015: Chairman of the supervisory board Clementia Health Group, The Hague. (Chairman since May 2013).
2010 – 2011: Member strategic campaign-team VVD City Council elections Province ‘Zuid-Holland’.
2009 – 2010: Campaign manager Municipal elections VVD Zoetermeer (Dutch Liberal Party).
2008 – 2015: Thesis supervisor for (international) students of IVA-Driebergen Business School.
2008 – 2014: Lecturer International Business (part-time) 3rd year students IVA-Driebergen Business School.
2008 – 2008: Lecturer Logistics & Workflow management, Staf & Kader – Stivako
2007 – 2016: Chairman VVD Zoetermeer (Dutch Liberal Party) (Chairman as of 2010).
2007 – 2010: Committee Member at Economic Committee VVD (Dutch Liberal Party).
2007 – 2007: Lecturer Economics, Logistics & Management – Stivako.
2006 – 2016: Chairman Selection Committee ‘WMO Participation Committee’ of the Municipality Zoetermeer.
2006 – 2008: Member of the advice Committee SHS (tenant association).
2003 – 2006: Member of the Supervisory Board Stadswonen Rotterdam (stopped due to emigration).
2002 – 2003: Chairman of the Council meetings SHS (tenant association).
2001 – 2002: Founder / treasurer for SHS (tenant association).
2000 – 2003: Chairman Pressure Group ‘Schouders van Zuid’, tenants student / guesthouse.
2000 – 2003: Caretaker for housing complex ’t Leidsche Veem & International Guesthouse Rotterdam.
1997 – 1998: Chairman of the Study Union ‘Corps ’87’.
1997 – 1998: Member of the Advisory Board Small Enterprise ‘Plexilon’.
1995 – 1996: General Manager / Founder Small Enterprise ‘G.L. Graphics’.
2022 – 2023: Short university-program storytelling and Concepting, LOI.
2016: Executive Chartered Business Strategist, Canadian Business Strategy Association (ECBS).
2000 – 2003: Business Administration, RSM Erasmus University (MScBA).
Major: Strategic management. Minor: International wheeling & dealing.
Minor: International wheeling & dealing.
Thesis: “Reviewing the Resource Allocation Process of Strategy”.
1996 – 2000: Industrial Engineering, Avans University Tilburg (BEng).
Internship: Hangzhou CRON Industrial & Trading Co.,Ltd., China.
Thesis: “De kranten samendrukken”, PcM Uitgevers NV, Rotterdam.
1996: Young Enterprise Europe Examination, University of Oxford (graduated).
1992 – 1996: Printing techniques and allied trades, Media College Amsterdam (graduated).
Internship: Buhrman – Tetterode, Amsterdam.
1987 – 1992: High School, Alberdingk Thijm College Hilversum (graduated).
“De leden maken de vereniging” (De Ingenieur 12-05-2021)
“KIVI-directeur Miguel Delcour: ‘kom met vraagstukken'” (Verkeerskunde, 01-03-2021)
“Altijd over de schutting blijven kijken” (Pomp, 03-12-2020)
“Miguel Delcour benoemd als directeur” (Streekblad 29-10-2020
“Meet Miguel Delcour, the chief executive of KVGO” (Intergraf, 02-01-2020)
“Folderruzie verspreidt zich als olievlek over het land” (Distrifood, 14-12-2019)
“Kennismaking met de nieuwe KVGO directeur” (Printmedianieuws-site 25-01-2019)
“Miguel Delcour volgt Fons Bakkes op als directeur” (Kernn 18-12-2018)
“Een nieuwe voorzitter!” (Handboekbinden dec. 2017)
“Nieuw ambachtelijk elan voor het handboekbinden” (Printmedianieuws-site 17-12-2017)
“Nieuwe voorzitter Stichting Handboekbinden” (Graficus-site 13-12-2017)
“Aanval op Europa” (Graficus, January 2014).
“Automatisering staat niet op zich” (Graficus, December 2009).
“Prijzen drukken in het Verre Oosten” (Print Matters, November 2008).
“Chinese druk neemt toe” (Graficus, November 2008).
“Het onbesproken gevaar, China’s organisatorische (r)evolutie” (Graficus, July 2006).
“Direct mail is verspilling” (Graficus, June 2006 & Grafisch Nieuws (Belgium) September 2006).
“Liegen dat het gedrukt staat” (Graficus, April 2006 & Grafisch Nieuws (Belgium) October 2006).
“Chinese voet tussen de deur” (Graficus, March 2006).
“Van communisme naar concurrentie” (Graficus, March 2006).
“De klein offsetdrukkerij als volcontinubedrijf” (Pers, no. 16, year 12, 1999).
“Elk jaar spitsroeden lopen bij de baas” (Pers, no. 10, year 12, 1999).
“Stage-ervaring in het buitenland: ‘Bericht uit China’” (CorpsCourant, no.2, year 7, 1999).
All publications can be found here.
2013 – present: Emergency Response Officer (ERO).
2010 – present: Registered Lecturer, Registration for the Centre for Post Initial Education the Netherlands.
2013 – 2022: First-aider for Baby’s and Children.
2018: Training legal and financial conditions EU-subsidy Horizon 2020, Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
2014: Licensed forklift driver (German-) (max. 2,5 ton).
2012: Press/media-training for politician, Parliamentarian Ard van der Steur.
2010: Vocal training / voice-coaching for optimal usage of the voice.
2009: Executive training course ‘Political Skills’, Haya van Somerenstichting.
2008: 1st Prize ‘Best Debater’, ‘Debate on a higher level’, Dutch Debate Institute.
2008: Course ‘The view of Process management’, Koss Institute.
2008: Workshop “Mergers, the inadequacy of consultants”, Ooa.
2007: Course ‘Discussion techniques, Meeting techniques & Liberal values’, Haya van Sommerenstichting.
2007: Workshop ‘Creator’, New Shoes Today.
2006: Workshop ‘Facilitating in different styles’, IAF-Benelux.
2005: Master class ‘Doing Business in China’ Prof. dr. G. Redding.
2004: Master class ‘Operations Management’ Ir. J.M. van de Wiel.
2000: Retailers certificate.
Mandarin, basic and studying
ICT knowledge: Windows | Mac OS | iWork | MS Office (specifically Excel) | Exact: E-Finance & E-Project | Exact Online | Merses | Corsa | Peoplesoft | iTaskX | Photoshop | Illustrator | Magister | Mindjet MindManager | Achievo | Skype | iMovie | WordPress | Youtube | Afas
General: blogger | family man | news junk | politic nerd | culinair sensualist | docu- and filmfreak | social media expert | photo- and vlog-editor| managementbook reader | logic-lover | inspirator | simplifier
References and project details
Available upon request.
|Skill||Experience in years||Skill||Experience in years|
|Change management||17||Operations Management||24|
|Financial management||17||Process management||20|
|Firm simplification||18||Project management||20|
|General management||13||Trainer / lecturer||17|
|International Business||24||Strategic management||24|
MNC, Large-scale enterprise and SME:
Interim General Manager EMEAR – CRON Europe GmbH
General Manager – Firm2Find.
Strategy consultant – 20one productions.
Consultant and coach business administration, marketing & strategy – Notebooktotaal.nl.
Process consultant product-development – Plato PC & Tellamessage
Facilitator and trainer workshop ‘New creativity for chances and changes’ – Dravik group
Mediator employment contract – Rodin Dental Clinic
Keynote speaker and innovator district meeting industry organization – KVGO
Trainer Theory of Constraints – Thieme Group
Supervisor company takeover – Toko Yip
Journalist for various magazines concerning doing business in/with China for the printing industry – Graficus
Consultant Strategy & marketing for media & publishing – GlobalDutch
Interim Project Leader ISO certification – KOAC-NPC
Developer digital business game – MWP Advice
Project Leader analysis of logistic processes of article flows – Westland Orthopaedics
Project leader development of a software package for formation calculation – MWP advice
Researcher combining production processes – PCM Uitgeverij, Dagbladunie
Consultant Process Optimalization – HOFI Furniture (China)
Organizational advice, process supervision, CE- description and international sales – CRON (China)
Scenario advice concerning strategic options – Schut Superflex
Educational institutes, Consulting and Research firms:
Treasurer – Dutch Montessori Association.
Lecturer International Business & Marketing, Business coach – EuroCollege
Feasibility study and funding invention new combustion engine ‘No Stroke Engine’.
Interim Project Controller – ROC Zeeland.
Participant IPC3 (Innovation Performance Contract) – World of Papier & Firm in Enterprise™.
Lecturer Successful coaching – Institute for Financial Management, Rotterdam University.
Lecturer International Business, (IVA University Driebergen) Institute for Automotive & Management
Lecturer Operations Management, Mini-master, Business School Nederland
Motivator and guest lecturer Career Seminar, Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht / Avans University.
Lecturer Culture, Quality & Creativity, Business School Nederland.
Lecturer Logistics & Workflow Management, Staff & Executive, Stivako.
Guest lecturer Operations Management at Grotius pre-university, Delft.
Interim manager Process Design, Shared Service Centre & reorganization, ROC Zadkine.
Lecturer Economics & Logistics, Media Management, Stivako.
Translation and improvement of MBA-course Operations Management, MJK Instituutti.
Guest lecturer “Marge does matter” – Avans University.
Developer and Consultant of Financial and Management Information Systems – Blijfgroep
System developer of a Reporting system – Women’s Refuge Zaanstreek, Flevoland & Amsterdam
Trainer public tender – Mee Twente
Consultant and Facilitator Financial Quarterly Reports – Women’s Refuge, Flevoland & Amsterdam
Consultant and Facilitator Waiting Lists & Quarterly Reports – Women’s Refuge Amsterdam
Project Leader Reorganization Output Funding – Women’s Refuge Amsterdam
Developer Cost System – SMO Breda & Valkenhorst
Developer Financial Calculation Model – SMO Breda & Valkenhorst
Project Leader and Consultant Implementation Output Funding AWBZ (health law) – SMO Breda & Valkenhorst.
Developer and Trainer Course Internal Auditing HKZ – RAV AZG (ambulance service)
Corporations, Foundations, Associations Alliances, NGO’s & not-for-profit:
General Manager, Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI).
Chief Executive, Royal Dutch Association of Printing and Allied Industries (KVGO).
Consultant renewal of organisation structure – Dutch Montessori Association.
Researcher and participant sounding board NDiV trade agreement – Syntens & KVGO.
Keynote speaker at formal signing of the NDiV trade agreement – Syntens & KVGO.
Speaker workshop: “Doing business in China: especially now!” – CoC Rotterdam & Guanxi.nu.
Consultant to the Supervisory Board – Stadswonen.
Consultant Strategic Vision – GTSC (Printing Technology Study Club).
Guest speaker “Adapting to Globalization” – GTSC (Printing Technology Study Club).
Consultant & respondent Supervisory Board – Stadswonen.
Process manager and consultant Supervisory Board and Board of Directors – Stadswonen.
Facilitator, Speaker and Debate chairman “Doing business in and with China” – CMBO.
Guest Speaker “Globalization in relation to China” – GTSC (Printing Technology Study Club).
Facilitator and consultant strategy conference – Refugee Foundation Delft.
Developer and facilitator Work Conference strategic vision development – POB group.
Chairman selection committee “Social Domain committee” – Municipality Zoetermeer.
Debate chairman and organizer of a political café with Hans Spekman – VVD / PvdA
Debate chairman and organizer first public and media show of Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) after renegotiation.
Debate chairman and organizer national debate top-5 candidates – 5 largest parties VVD, PvdA, CDA, D66 & SP.
Debate chairman and organizer of a political café with Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert – VVD
Debate chairman and organizer of a political café with Mark Harbers – VVD
Debate chairman and organizer of a political café with Ard van der Steur – VVD
Debate chairman for the Top Candidate’s Debate European Elections 2009 – CDA/PvdA/VVD
Facilitator Future Outlook of the municipality of Zwijndrecht
Facilitator PR & communication conference for a political organization the Netherlands
Financial consultant and scenario advice for project History Canon – Anno foundation
Chairman selection Committee “WMO participation Committee” of Zoetermeer
Consultant, panel chairman and organizer of a politic debate of the (Dutch) Lower Chamber – Groen Links Leiden
Debate chairman and organizer of a political debate between Sharon Gesthuizen & Charlie Aptroot – SP / VVD
Debate chairman and organizer of a political debate between Jan Pronk & Onno Hoes – Pvda / VVD
Debate chairman and organizer of a political café with Mark Rutte – VVD
Debate chairman and organizer of a political debate between Chantal Gill’ard en Arend Jan Boekestijn – PvdA / VVD
Consultant, facilitator and policy writer – GGD Nederland (Public Health Service)
Oct 2020 – present: Chief Executive Officer | Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers.
General management of the organisation, organisational renewal, strategy implementation, change, membership services and representation of engineers.
Mar 2005 – present: Firm simplifier | Owner – Firm in Enterprise
Interim-management & consultancy, professionalize business management, strategy, change and (financial) process management. See below for all projects.
Feb 2008 – present: Concept creator | Marketing/Sales director | owner – Anniething®
Import, sourcing and trade company of inter alia gifts and premiums focused on Asia.
Elaborating (end) customer needs into promotional business concepts. Acquisition, sales and purchasing of demand-driven goods for the proposed concepts. Acquisition of sourcing orders for purchases in the Far East. Produce DTP, graphical design and artwork for proposed concepts.
Feb 2019 – Apr 2020: Chief Executive – Royal Dutch Association of Printing and Allied Industries (KVGO)
Employers’ association printed media, general management of the organisation, organisational renewal. P&L-responsibility of € 3m., a staff of 15 and ± 800 company-members.
Jul 2011 – Jan 2018: NationExpat.com – Owner
Digital web-platform for expat-entrepreneurs in 80+ countries.
Concept creation, content and technique of the platform for BrazilExpat.com. Manage writers & ICT-team (1,5 FTE) and expand to BeneluxExpat.com. Realize strategy for franchise platform of 87 countries.
Aug 2017 – Sep 2018: Consultant renewal of organisation structure – Dutch Montessori Association
Consult, guide and implement a new association structure and articles of association and organisation structure. Also build the new financial administration, housing and hire an official secretary.
Apr 2017 – Apr 2018: Part-time sabbatical – Home/Office
A period where I limited my working activities to trade, consultancy and voluntary work. Some time for myself and some extra attention for our kids and the loss of my father.
Jan 2017 – Apr 2017: Lecturer International Business & Marketing, Business coach (1 day a week) – EuroCollege Management School
For the accelerated students (4 years in 2 years) for intermediate vocational education and bachelor students this school was looking for experienced international entrepreneurs with specific knowledge of international trade, import and export, marketing, social responsibility and innovation.
Provide classes on International Business and Marketing, and coach students as Business coach with their doing and writing their export plan.
Jun 2015: Debate chairman and organizer of the political cafés with Frank van Kappen
Mar 2015 – Dec 2016: Feasibility study and funding invention new combustion engine – No Stroke Engine
The inventor of a new combustion engine got stuck putting the invention into operation and asked me to do a feasibility study to the working of his invention as well as find funding for a prototype. If the research is positive, also putting it into operation is part of the request. Search for parties that can endorse the working of the invention, search for funding partners and run the company if the research is successful.
Dec 2014: Debate chairman and organizer of the political cafés with Hans Spekman
Sep 2013 – Apr 2014: General Manager EMEAR a.i. (Düsseldorf, Germany) – CRON Europe GmbH
Top 3 largest manufacturer of pre-press (CTP) machines. No. 1 in Asia.
Responsible for the organization and management of the European headquarters of the Chinese manufacturer. Responsible for international sales through dealers in the region: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Central Asia (125 countries). Responsible for logistics, logistic facilities (approximately 800m2), assembly/repair an international team of 20 people in China and Germany and the 53 dealers. Total P&L responsibility of € 9 million, direct accountable to the owner. Result: very successful, logistics flow completed successfully, contracted existing dealers, expanded the number of distributors with 35% and solved the existing cultural and communication problems with some existing dealers.
Nov 2012: Organizer and debate chairman first outing Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s new coalition
Oct 2011 – Aug 2012: Developer App2Find
Research and develop (externally) a smartphone application for iOS and Android for finding people, pets and belongings (>650.000 downloads).
Jun 2012: Debate chairman and organizer of the national political debate of the top 5 parties
Jan 2011 – Sep 2013: Process consultant product-development – Plato PC & Tellamessage
Two firms worked together in the de development of two new products. To make their development on paper real, they need help with the complete process of sourcing, technical specifications, management, production, purchase of components, pre-production, etc. The counsel entails the complete process of development up to customs clearance. Process-counsel of development, production and transport from The Far East. Managing the process including all aspects of sourcing, documentation, process-management, etc. The assignment contains a total two different products.
Jan 2012: Debate chairman and organizer of the political cafés with Jeanine Hennis – Plasschaert
Nov 2011: Debate chairman and organizer of the political cafés with Mark Harbers
Jun 2011: Debate chairman and organizer of the political cafés with Ard van der Steur
Jun 2011 – Nov 2011: Strategy development – 20one productions
Consulting and developing the strategy for the film production company 20one.
May 2011: Adviseur en coach bedrijfsvoering, marketing en strategie – Notebooktotaal.nl
Consulting and coaching the owner in marketing and strategy of the owner of the retail-website Notebooktotaal.nl
Dec 2010 – Jun 2012: Participant and researcher national research printing industry – Stivako – Firm in Enterprise™
Joint research into the history of the printing industry, it’s previous inaccurate predictions and a new revised prediction of the future of the printing industry.
Sep 2010 – Sep 2016: Firm2Find – General Manager
GPS solutions for global finding of people, pets and belongings.
Responsible for strategy, finance, ICT, legal, international sales, member (technical) R&D-team.
Strategy- and concept creation for global finding and realizing App2Find. Responsible for technical development Tool2Find, setup team of 6 people. Realization of an investment of € 150k, setup international distribution network, realization of B2C-channel (GPSTrackShop.com)
Jan 2010 – May 2010: Interim Project Controller – ROC Zeeland
ROC Zeeland’s financial situation was perceptibly deteriorating due to changes in the incoming financial flows and growing costs. To change this situation a better insight in all the financial flows was necessary. The three separate financial flows that ROC Zeeland used in the execution of teaching were utilized as one. This did not give enough and/or correct management information for a positif execution of all programs. Besides the disentanglement of the financial income-flows ‘earmarked funds’, ‘subsidy funds’ and ‘commercial funds’, there was a great financial risk as ROC Zeeland was not able to give account for the received funds, possibly resulting in repayment of large parts of those funds. After disentangling the funds and having scrutinized the financial risks, new policies were framed, the digital financial data needed to be computerized into automated systems and was linked to different operating digital platforms. New and complete management information as a result helped to interpret the financial risks and enabled giving account for separate financial flows. This complicated wide-ranging financial project was executed to the satisfaction of the Executive Board of ROC Zeeland. The total financial year-budget was 65 million Euro, of which 15% is for commercial and subsidy funds and 10% for earmarked funds.
Framing, execution, linking and managing the financial flows within the organization and its subdivisions.
– Project manager steering committee.
– Financial disentanglement of different financial flows.
– Managing the link of different automated software programs.
– Outline all project costs and proceeds per project and per type of project.
– Map current policy concerning projects.
– Frame new policy for all concerning processes.
– Improve the process of budgeting and implement the new budget-fund of commercial activities.
– Council the concern controller and the Executive Board.
2009 – 2010: Lecturer Successful coaching (1 evening a week) – Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Develop and lecture program for students that want to become a successful coach in either business, sport or politics.
Sep 2009 – Jan 2011: Researcher and participant sounding board NDiV trade agreement – Syntens & KVGO<