Valentijn's focus areas include organizational change and effectiveness, business process improvement, value-based performance management, governance, project management, knowledge management, operations management, asset management, innovation and engineering, and manufacturing IT.
Valentijn has extensive experience in best management practices in process industries, including chemical, polymer, metals, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and petroleum manufacturing. His experience includes knowledge of unit processes, simulation, and modeling, and business practices utilizing application software designed for manufacturing operations.
Valentijn is focal point for ARC's Benchmarking Consortium in Europe.
Valentijn acts as independent expert-evaluator of research projects for the European Commission in the Information and Communication domains.
Valentijn has a PhD in technical sciences from Delft University of Technology (NL) in cooperation with Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris and IFP and also has a Masters in Chemistry from Utrecht State University, The Netherlands.