Willem is a Managing Partner at NextGen Strategic Advisors. Willem leads the Climate and Sustainability Finance practice for the firm. He has over 40 years of management consulting and managerial experience working with financial institutions. Willem is a senior executive and advisor with broad strategy, general management, operating and technology management and consulting experience. Willem has a proven analytical, business building and leadership track record with an emphasis on strategy formulation, financial risk management and operations management in the capital markets sector. He was a Managing Partner at PwC in New York and Tokyo and a Member of the Management Committee and Partner of Corporate Strategy at Capco. Previously he was an SVP at Bank of America. He is an international executive, having held senior management positions in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Willem’s current practice focuses on climate change, how it impacts risk and provides opportunities for financial institutions. He was the Chief Operating Officer for Greenpeace International, the global environmental organization. He is a Board Member of Ecologic Institute, Berlin, a leading think-tank on environmental matters.