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CEO Roundtable Meeting

Amsterdam, September 2013

Frans Bentlage

VP & Leader Business Analytics & Optimization, IBM Benelux

Frans Bentlage is a veteran in management consulting. He has lead the IBM Benelux Business Consulting unit for several years and in this role he was instrumental in the formation of the Business Analytics & Optimization service line. Frans is now leading one of IBM's most important growth plays: "Smarter Analytics" in the Benelux. This mission involves the leverage of the full IBM portfolio from Software and Hardware to Consulting and other Services to create the best value for clients. Prior to IBM, Frans was a senior partner in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting specialised in performance management.

Harry Van Dorenmalen

Chairman IBM Europe and Country General Manager IBM Netherlands
Harry van Dorenmalen was appointed chairman of IBM Europe on October 1, 2010. He represents IBM to European institutions and other authorities such as NATO and the European Defence Agency on issues of international public policy and business regulation. In this role he also oversees the company's corporate citizenship, environmental affairs, intellectual property, standards development, venture capital and university relations activities across the region.

Harry takes on this responsibility in addition to his role of Country General Manager, IBM Netherlands, a position he has held since 2005.

Harry started his career at IBM in 1982 as a programmer. Since then he has held a series of leadership positions including Vice President of IBM’s Industrial Sector business in EMEA, responsible for the Automotive and Electronics sector, and Managing Director for IBM’s business with Royal Philips Electronics. He has also been Director of IBM’s Service Delivery Organisation in Europe and has enjoyed spells in the company’s professional services, manufacturing, application development and consulting divisions.

Harry sits on the Advisory Board of the Lisbon Council and the Electronic Communication Platform Netherlands and serves as board member on the Netherlands National Council for Cyber Security; the Dutch Employers Organisation and the Economic Development Board Amsterdam. He is also a Foundation Board member at top Lausanne-based business school IMD. Since December 2010, Harry has been Chairman of the Dutch IT industry association, Nederland ICT.

Harry holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Delft. He is married and has two daughters.


Karsten Soderberg

Jesper Lillelund
Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texa



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