Valentijn's responsibilities include research and consulting in the process industries, with a focus on clients in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
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. His technology focus is on manufacturing operations management, performance management, supply chain management, and the role of the knowledge worker in manufacturing.
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 the 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.