Olivier van Lieshout – Holland

Marketing Economist, Master of Science of University of Wageningen, the Netherlands, 1977-1984

Key areas
Business Creation, Agro-processing, Business & Strategy planning; Financial Engineering; Cost price calculations; Operational monitoring & evaluation systems.

Olivier van Lieshout is an all-round business creation and enterprise development specialist with over 30 years of experience. He has worked as consultant and entrepreneur in food processing industries in developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, often in cooperation with international institutions (FAO, World Bank, ITC, EBRD, IFC, CFC, GiZ, CBI). His broad expertise covers the entire business cycle: from needs assessments and feasibility studies, through operational implementation, marketing, financial services and M&E.

He is also an accomplished facilitator/trainer and a sound developer of methodologies. He is the inventor of the Cigar Box Method® a simple, but accurate tool to make business decisions easier. His dynamic and enthusiastic manner, his analytical mind and his strong language and interpersonal skills make him a much-asked-for consultant.