Elias van Herwaarden

Three decades of passion for cross-border business and location strategies, over 650 companies served, advisory engagements for more than 150 EDOs/IPAs, visiting university professor on International Business Strategies, called-for speaker on business trends in Central/South Eastern Europe, and still grateful for every new client, each local site visit.

Early 2020 Elias established Locationperspectives, a specialty location strategy consultancy that emphasized delivering practical recommendations and working with clients to implement these. From 2003 through 2019, Elias built-out Deloitte’s Brussels-based site selection practice to Global Location Strategies. He joined Deloitte from Andersen where he led the European Business Location Services team. As Chicago-based Vice-Consul for the Netherlands from 1998 to 2000, he was responsible for the US Midwest operations of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency. Through the 1990s he worked with Price Waterhouse – Plant Location International.