Rob Van der Stel, Managing Partner of the Circle NRG, Netherlands
Rob.Van der Stel@wbaforum.org
Experienced Business Management and Growth Strategy professional with an extensive background in Strategic Business Development and Technology Commercialization in innovation and technology driven organizations.
Founder of VEROCY; a strategic foresight and development gateway for international investments, (new) business and value management and resources in dynamic, complex, politically challenging countries and regions in the Middle East and North Africa.
Founder and director of Circle NRG; Circle NRG creates, delivers and captures the value of decentralized energy resources for the supply of affordable, clean and safe power, water, heating and cooling. We acquire finance, participate and execute technology scale-up, commercial application development, strategic market development, manufacturing and industrialization of circular energy systems. Doughnut Economics is our compass and we embrace initiatives that support social economic development and help us ensure that we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend.
Founder and director of LICHEN; Advisory network that connects technology, people and believes and provide strategic market development support with the aim to provide solutions for the main global challenges. We help technology-driven organizations to DECIPHER the code of sustainable symbiotic relationships and CAPTURE the maximum value of technological concepts.
CEO of TrendActors; a community of industry and subject matter experts that wants to Share their passion, expertise and knowledge to help you Learn and Act on digital innovation trends and how Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robotics, Blockchain, Digital & Services Marketing will impact industries, customers, organizations and employees.
I believe in the “Evolution of Cooperation”! I like to decipher the code of sustainable symbiotic relationships and support technological and operational business concepts that grow through cooperation and smart consumption, giving resources time to restore and reproduce. Survival of the Smartest!
I apply scenario-based thinking and methodologies to master complexity, reduce uncertainty and develop new opportunities in complex ecosystems and support the creation and diversification of organizations, countries and regions.
My drive to help businesses innovate and cooperate is supported by sound and proven business knowledge and experience. I graduated from Vlerick Business School with a specialization in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and hold a BSc in Chemical Engineering as a basis. In addition, I have completed several business management, marketing, finance and economics courses to further support my development.
With a 20+ years track-record of professional experience in business management and marketing of complex technical product portfolio’s I master the skills for success. I worked for a research and technology development organization TNO as the Sr. Manager New Business & Ventures of TNO Energy. Before I’ve led the Insulcon Group as Commercial Director and served as Business Manager/Producer at Atos Origin ICT & Medialab and the predecessor of SaaS and Cloud-technology; Citrix & Microsoft server-based computing solutions.
In 2018 I received the Royal Award of Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau due to my work as Chairman and Master Fundraiser for the Dutch Rett Syndrome Foundation. An organization that raises funds, sponsors and directs basic research and lead development for pharmaceutical interventions and treatments for Rett Syndrome.