Bas van der Velde

”Giving a perspective in any situation” is a major theme in the live 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 sever-al non-executive board memberships have strengthened his profile. He is board member for the Dutch association of Management Consultancy firms (ROA). 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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