Evert-Jan Ouweneel graduated cum laude in Philosophy from the Free University in Amsterdam. In the last decade, he served as Senior Advisor Vision & Fundraising within World Vision International and as Chief of Vision within World Vision Australia. He currently serves as Strategy Director Identity within the Dutch Salvation Army. In this role, he leads the process of reflecting on how to strengthen the organisation’s identity, mission, vision, culture and reputation for the years to come. In the Netherlands, the Salvation Army has 7000 employees and an annual budget of about 500 million euros.
Evert-Jan is also available to other organisations for strategic input. In the last decades, he developed a special interest in the key drivers of organizations and the ‘logics’ behind major social developments. Across the globe – from Westminster Abbey in London to Montsalvat in Melbourne — he leads sessions with senior leaders and boards to clearly embed the organization’s convictions and aspirations in its strategy, culture, and communication. At the same time, he inspires a wide variety of people – from politicians to executives to theater audiences – with his overviews of major social shifts in today’s world. Beside all this, Evert-Jan serves as vice-chair of the Supervisory Board of a large Christian Broadcast Company (EO), producing programs for public radio and television in the Netherlands.
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Evert-Jan Ouweneel represents:
20 years of experience in strategic consulting, resulting in:
- A distinctive organizational philosophy for (new) employees and audiences.
- Clear and non-apologetic corporate messaging around sensitive policy and identity issues.
- Corporate convictions and aspirations embedded in the organization’s strategy and culture.
- A clear understanding of the external landscape and the difference between fads and lasting opportunities.
- Senior leaders staying focused on ‘what matters most’ when facing challenging times and transitions.
25 years of experience in public speaking:
- Contexts: universities, theaters, corporations, radio & television, clubs, political partijies and NGO’s.
- Topics: major social shifts (nationally and globally) and their impact on societies and industries.
- Passion: to clarify, inspire, and strengthen everyone’s capabilities & reflection.
10 years of experience als Senior Advisor Vision & Fundraising within World Vision International:
- Organization: focus on relief, development and advocacy with over 37,000 people in 100 countries; annual budget: $2,7 billion.
- Contribution: advizing senior leaders and boards in 20 fundraising offices.
- Including: 3 years Chief of Vision within World Vision Australia; annual budget: $400 miljoen.
Overview of organizations Evert-Jan worked with in especially the Netherlands and Australia: