Sebastiaan van Herk
Sebastiaan van Herk is partner and senior consultant at B&W. Since 2003, he has defined, executed and coordinated Open Innovation, R&D, NBD and policy projects for various industrial multinational and SME companies; governmental bodies at different administrative levels; and research institutes, including several European and Global collaborative projects. Mr. van Herk mainly works in the domains of: environment; water and construction, but has occasionally delivered projects in energy, aeronautics, textiles, and ICT, broadening his experience in effective collaboration early in his career.
He is a part-time researcher and PhD candidate at UNESCO-IHE and Delft University of Technology on governance and collaboration in Integrated Flood Risk Management and Spatial Planning. Sebastiaan is a founding member and researcher at the Flood Resilience Group. He has been appointed UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) campaign Advocate for Resilient Cities. He also contributes to educational; training; and capacity building programmes. He is an experienced speaker and facilitator of workshops at international conferences (approximately 4-6 per year).
Previously Mr. van Herk worked 2 years in R&D and NBD departments in the construction industry at HILTI AG (Liechtenstein) and Dura Vermeer Group (Holland) respectively.
Sebastiaan van Herk speaks English, Spanish, German, Dutch and Catalan fluently and has notions of French.