Education: Executive MBA 2001 M.Sc in Medical Informatics - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1988
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German
I have 30 years of experience in business, I'm multilingual with an international focus. Since 1997 I have been operating on Board level (COO and CEO) in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium and Germany), US (Boston, Massachusetts) and in Australia (WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and SA). I'm an experienced manager, leader and strategist, with strengths in business development and innovation. Besides my daily work I'm on the Board of AlzheimerWA, Chairman of Dutch Australian Foundation, Chairman of Australia Dutch Business Council and the Advisory Board of WA Museum.
LinkedIN Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadastr/
Current Company: Future Proof
Current Position: Director
Experience Description: • Partner - Future Proof Australia (Mar 2017 - Present) • Consultant - Vantage Performance ►Turnaround Specialist (Jun 2017 - Present) • Consult of the Netherlands to Western Australia (Mar 2009 - Apr 2018) • Director Australian Branch - Gemco International (Jan 2014 - Jun 2017) • Director of Australian Branch - M&I Labtech BV (Jan 2014 - Jun 2017) • Founding Chairman - Spacecubed: Coworking, Collaboration, Innovation (Apr 2010 - May 2017) • Interim Manager - FlowCentric Technologies (Oct 2016 - Feb 2017) • CEO a.i. - Mineler Pty Ltd (Oct 2014 - Sept 2015) • Chief Executive Officer - Zernike Australia (Oct 2005 - Sept 2014) • Director / Business Owner - Holland Executives (Jan 2005 - Apr 2008) • Business Owner - IxxI B.V. (Jan 2002 - Dec 2004) • Executive Director - PTS Software B.V. (Jan 1995 - Dec 2001) • Consultant - Atos Origin (Sept 1989 - Jan 1995) • ICT Consultant and Pre-Sales - BSO Aerospace & Systens (1989 - 1995) • Militaire Service, Army Officer (1st Lieutenant) - Management Consultancy Department (Jul 1988 - Nov 1989)
Meet in Person
Arnold got his Masters Degree in Medical Informatics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) in 1988 and his Executive MBA (IBO, Zeist) in 2001. In Holland, he was equity partner and director of a consultancy company with a focus on commercialisation of technology, business development and strategic consultancy. Furthermore, he was founder and director of a successful Dutch Executive Search Company.
After selling his companies in The Netherlands, Arnold migrated in 2005 to Perth and became managing director of a Dutch company operating in Australia; an active player in the field of commercialisation of technologies, Science Park management, venture capital, business consultancy and incubation. In 2014, Arnold became the Director of the Australian branches of two Dutch companies, who are active in the Oil & Gas industry. Furthermore, he has been acting as interim executive for various technology companies.
From 2009 until April 2018, Arnold was the Honorary Consul of The Netherlands to WA. As the Consul he represented The Netherlands in Western Australia and actively supports the economic development, the collaboration between the universities and the mutual cultural heritage of both countries.
Arnold has 30 years of experience in business, is multilingual and has an international focus. Since 1997 he has been operating on Board level (COO and CEO) in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium and Germany), US (Boston, Massachusetts) and in Australia (WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and SA). He is an experienced manager, leader and strategist. His strengths are business development and innovation. He has a well-developed ‘nose’ for new winning technologies and concepts and is able to translate that to viable businesses.