Global Leadership Consultants


John is a Fellow at Oxford Leadership.

He brings together 30 years of hands-on innovation leadership experience in the consumer goods industry with specific expertise in leadership, organisation, and culture transformation to establish a winning culture of innovation deep inside a company. Based in the Netherlands, John works in Dutch and English.

Following his extensive global leadership responsibilities at Procter & Gamble which has included on-the-ground working experience in Cincinnati-U.S.A., and Kobe-Japan as well as Site Leadership or P&G’s pivotal Brussels Innovation Centre, John has recently turned his experiences to the larger world. John is a Key-note Speaker on Innovation and Leadership, a Professor at Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, a Director of the Innovation Council at The Conference Board Europe, and a Consultant on Innovation Management overall. He is also writing his book to share the leadership and organisational transformation philosophy and model he has developed for P&G and generated results with to a broader audience.

John Metselaar holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

The journey to “Ignite the Spirit” is especially a journey which starts with yourself. It is a surprising way to get to know yourself better and to know your passions, vision and barriers. It becomes clear that only if you know who and what you are, you can start to understand and trust the people around you, either in private or in business. Doing this in such a great landscape only adds to the great experience of becoming a ‘greater’ person.  
Andre van LindenR&D DirectorAkzoNobel - Netherlands
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