Dik van de Koolwijk
Dik is Business Consultant for Advance Consulting since the beginning of 2021. He wants to devote his expertise to business development in developing countries. Based on better understanding of true causes of complex challenges, Dik wants to contribute to structural change. He has strong analytical, advisory and facilitation skills to implement and manage trajectories of change. Being educated in applying a multidisciplinary perspective and having extensive field work experience, he can effectively and efficiently operate in different cultures and contexts.
Dik holds a Master’s degree in Development studies and completed Advanced Master Development studies, of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He conducted field research in the Central African Republic and worked for two years in African Great Lakes region, based in Goma, DR Congo. Dik has vast experience in professionalising cooperatives and producers organisations in emerging economies. In role as advisor and trainer, he conducted field work in over 25 low- & middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.