Do you want

  • a new strategy
  • to revitalize your strategy
  • adapt to a new reality or big change
  • a critical check on your strategy plan
  • a check on your strategy implementation?

And need an experienced and creative challenger
then it’s a good time to contact Peter4Strategy

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Peter4Strategy: Helping you improve and create strategies and change

By using my unique mix of extensive global operational experience with strong creative consulting and strategic skills I am a very effective partner. Why effective? Because I work fast, fact driven, team oriented and with pragmatic implementations in mind.

Leveraging my coaching, facilitating and communication skills to rapidly challenge groupthink, create innovative, out of the box solutions, create new team-based drive and translate to pragmatic implementations.

30+ years of global operational experience in the B2B industry (e.g. chemicals, oil/gas & mining, food/agro industry, materials and processing industries) and related organizations allows me to not only challenge but also know from first-hand experience what is a possible stretch vs an impossible visionary target. Add to that 5 years working at a top consulting firm gives a unique mix of capability and experience.

Having successfully worked with 3 CEO’s and their teams in the last 10 years has given me a deep understanding of how to support and challenge you during different – always turbulent- times.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, but rather, that which is most adaptable to change.” (often stated as from Darwin, but actually from Louisiana State University business professor Leon C. Megginson)

Services examples

Your case is unique and needs a customized solution, but for guidance see below

I am also available as day facilitator, key note speaker, webinar host /speaker

Strategy fitness test

  • Robustness check
    Where to improve
    Is the plan working
  • Analyze your plans and results
    5-10 interviews
    Simple & straight feedback
    No selling of projects
  • 5-7 days
    Usually in 2-3 weeks

C level sparring partner

  • One on one setting
    Sharing and sparring
    You choose the scope
  • Listen, listen, listen
    New ways of thinking
    Follow up actions
    No selling of projects
  • 1 day per month
    ½ day prep, ½ day session

Change project Leader

  • Strategy or other change issue
    Scope defined together
    Phased approach
  • Action oriented output
    Follow up process defined
    Organizational change kick-off
    Educating your internal team
  • 25 days, 6-9 weeks
    Needs strong internal team

Expert/specialist advice

  • Chemical Industry
    Strategy testing
    M&A feedback
  • Fast intro into subject
    Understanding more than facts
    Gap identification
  • From 1 -10 hours
    Allows small follow up mails

Latest Essays

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Competitive insight – is it needed? Do you care enough?

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Scenario based strategizing

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The creative side of strategy involving the right side of the brain

About Peter Gommers

People that know me say I am a high energy individual with extensive hands on strategy, M&A, marketing and sales skills. I have worked in global, complex/ambiguous organizational settings and am considered a creative idea and action generator for innovation and change. And practice an engaging leadership and open communication style in multinational teams of diverse composition.

My consistent, high performance track record in both operational and corporate roles are based on successful delivery of restructuring, integration/separation and growth challenges.

30 years’ industry experience has taken me across commodity, specialty and consumer oriented B2B markets (Surfactants & Personal Care, Commodity Inorganic Chemicals, Catalysts, Adhesives and thickeners for building and Paint industry, Consumer Paint, …)

With a PhD in Biotechnology/Chemical Engineering from Delft University and an MBA from INSEAD I combine a strong technical background with a top tear business education. I have had the honor to work for operating companies like Shell, Corn Product Company, Gist Brocades (now DSM), AkzoNobel and Nouryon. I also worked several years for McKinsey & Co and with almost every major consulting company (majors and specialists), and with many top financial institutes like Banks and Private equity houses.

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Now I have started my own advisory company Peter4Strategy. You can use me as Sparring partner or Strategic coach for your Board/CEO or C-team, as Expert advisor in M&A, as Change program creator or Change team kick starter, as Brainstorm facilitator or Content based keynote/motivational/inspirational speaker.

Recent Subjects where I played a leading role

  • New corporate strategy, business strategies for single and portfolio of businesses
  • Revitalizing global businesses, creating growth (both organic and M&A)
  • Major organization change / integration programs in a business or functional context
  • Creating (next steps in) Commercial Excellence (traditional and digital) programs

One of my passions is long time, long distance running. My personal goal is to cover 42.000 km after turning 50 (at 61 I have passed 23.000 km …).

If you do not know where you want to go, it does not matter which path you take (The vanishing Chesire cat in Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll)

Companies worked for ... and References ...

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” ― Charles Darwin