Mark Vernooij

Mark Vernooij
THNK connection: Author, Faculty, Partner, Staff

I'm passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, education and solving difficult problems!

I love to help individuals, start-ups and large organizations become more innovative. I love to work with inspiring and dynamic leaders to address the world's pressing and inspiring challenges and I love to do so at scale.

My entrepreneurial background (I founded several ventures before THNK), my experience as a board member and coach of start-ups and my experience as innovation & strategy consultant (with Accenture and McKinsey) help me to do so. At THNK I focus on our executive program, in-company innovation programs and online innovation (online courses, platforms, and tools).

I studied engineering at the Delft University of Technology, received an MBA from INSEAD and learned Design Thinking at Stanford. When I'm not at work, I enjoy racing cars (two years in the Dutch Rally Championship), cycling, boating on Amsterdam’s canals and walking my dog at the beach. After living in Switzerland, France, Singapore, and Hong Kong I enjoy living in the city center of Amsterdam.

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