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: Navigating strategy and change to drive your business forward

Leveraging a unique blend of extensive hands-on global operational experience with sharp and creative strategic consulting skills, I serve as an effective partner in strategy and change. Effective because of my fast, fact-driven, team-oriented approach, always with pragmatic outcomes in mind.

Leveraging my coaching, facilitating, and communication skills, I rapidly challenge groupthink, creating innovative, out-of-the-box solutions and fostering a new team-based drive, all while translating these into pragmatic implementations.

With over 30 years of experience in global B2B industries, like chemicals, oil/gas, and materials, and 5 years at a top consulting firm, I offer a rare mix of insight and expertise. My direct experience in supporting and challenging three CEOs and their teams through turbulent times underpins my deep understanding of leadership support at the highest levels.

Since founding Peter4Strategy early 2020, I have been committed to empowering organizations on their journey towards strategic growth, M&A success, and the integration of sustainable business practices. My expert partnership and guidance are tailored to navigate the complexities of modern business landscapes, ensuring your strategy not only responds to today's challenges but also paves the way for tomorrow's opportunities.

“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

Each case is unique and merits a customized solution. To provide some direction, here are the services I offer:

Strategy fitness test or project

  • Your investment:
    Fixed fee per test, project fee to be determined
  • Your contribution:
    - Participation in 5-10 interviews to review your plans and results
    - Provision of necessary documentation and insights for external comparison
  • Deliverables:
    - A robustness check of your current strategy
    - Identification of areas for improvement
    - Evaluation of the effectiveness of the current plan
    - Simple and straightforward feedback
    - Development of the next action plan and support in its implementation
  • My time investment:
    - Fitness test: duration of 5-7 days, typically completed in 2-3 weeks
    -Full project: 3-9 months with 1-2 days per week
  • Experience as P4S:
    Completion of 10 projects, with three currently active

C level sparring partner

  • Your investment:
    Fee per quarter or year
  • Your contribution:
    - Early goal alignment and compatibility assessment to ensure mutual fit
    - Openness for deep sharing and sparring on all subjects
  • Deliverables:
    - A trusted space of complete confidentiality
    - Dedicated sessions to listen and understand your world
    - Exploration of new ways of thinking
    - Creation and follow-up on actionable strategies
  • My time investment:
    One day per month, divided into ½ day preparation and ½ day session (can be two times shorter sessions)
  • Experience as P4S:
    Completion of 5+ engagements of differing durations, currently supporting three individuals

M&A support

  • Your investment:
    Fee options include per hour or day, fixed fee, or success fee as a percentage of the deal value
  • Your contribution:
    - Engage early in the M&A process for maximum impact
    - Agile participation in scouting, shortlisting, and due diligence processes
    - Collaboration with internal teams
  • Deliverables:
    - Comprehensive M&A strategy creation and execution support
    - Expert scouting and shortlisting of potential M&A targets
    - Assistance in synergy quantification and negotiation
    - Thorough due diligence support
    - Guidance and support through post-deal integration and follow-up
  • My time investment:
    Variable, ranging from days to weeks or even months, depending on the complexity of the M&A activity
  • Experience as P4S:
    - Involvement in 10-20 M&A leads and plans
    - Partnerships:
    - Partner at MarketChemica & Associates
    - Senior advisory role at CCD Partners
    - Expert advisory position at LEC

Expert/specialist advice

  • Your investment:
    Fee per hour or day
  • Your contribution:
    Clearly define your key questions and topics of interest within the chemical industry ahead of our discussions.
  • Deliverables:
    - Expert advice on growth strategies tailored to the chemical industry
    - Guidance on implementing sustainability approaches
    - Insights into strategy development and transformation
    - Introduction to M&A strategies and opportunities
    - Rapid onboarding into specialized subjects
    - Leveraging 40 years of experience for comprehensive understanding beyond mere facts
    - Identification of strategic gaps and opportunities
  • My time investment:
    Flexible, ranging from 1 to 10 hours based on the needs of the engagement
  • Experience as P4S:
    Over 150 cases handled, extensive expertise in providing specialist advice and strategic solutions in the chemical industry for investors, consultants, global leaders and regional companies.

Additional services

  • I'm also available as a day facilitator for strategic workshops, as a keynote speaker for conferences, seminars, and corporate events, or as a webinar host or speaker, offering insights and fostering engaging discussions online.
  • In addition to my professional services, I take pride in offering pro bono support to a select number of start-ups annually.

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About Peter Gommers

About Peter Gommers: A catalyst for strategic growth and transformation

People that know me describe me as a dynamic individual with a robust track record in strategy, M&A, marketing, and sales. I have worked in global, complex, ambiguous organizational settings, generating creative strategies and action plans for innovation and change. My engaging leadership and transparent communication style resonate across diverse, multinational teams.

For over 30 years, I've successfully navigated operational and corporate challenges, leading restructuring, integration, and growth challenges across commodity, specialty, and B2B markets. These experiences span industries from surfactants to personal care, from commodity inorganic chemicals to catalysts, and from adhesives and thickeners for building, to consumer paint, illustrating my versatility and depth of knowledge.

My educational background, with a PhD in Biotechnology/Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD, bridges technical expertise with a top tier 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, with advisory engagements with major consultancy firms and financial institutions like banks and private equity houses.

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At Peter4Strategy, my advisory firm, I offer tailored support: whether as a strategic coach to boards and CEOs, a hands-on expert in M&A, a catalyst for change programs, a brainstorm facilitator, or an inspirational speaker, I am dedicated to your organization's success.

My recent roles have involved:

  • Developing new corporate strategies, business strategies for single and portfolio of businesses
  • Revitalizing global businesses, creating growth, both organic and M&A
  • Leading significant organizational changes and integration programs in a business or functional context
  • Advancing commercial excellence programs, both traditional and digital.

Outside the boardroom, I pursue long-distance running. My goal: to run 42,000 km post-50, a milestone I am well on my way to achieving.

Want to know more?

Want to explore how we can elevate your business strategy together? Contact me at peter.gommers@peter4strategy.com or +31-6-53361249.

Inspired, but not facing a concrete challenge right now? Let's connect on LinkedIn to stay in touch and share valuable insights.

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