Experience

Elbert has 27 years of experience with KPMG in the Netherlands, mainly in the areas of international relations, trade & investment promotion and multidisciplinary advice related to corporate cross-border/international client activities. Since December 1, 2015 he is a Director at Meijburg & Co, reporting directly to the Chairman of the Managing Board.

Prior Professional Experience 

During his time at KPMG NV (1988 – 2015) Elbert was responsible for the Thought Leadership of KPMG Netherlands regarding developments in international markets and ensuring that KPMG NL responded adequately to these developments in terms of information and the services to be provided to KPMG clients.

Elbert has specific experience with advising foreign-based companies in the Netherlands, especially with regard to corporate location selection and Greenfield startups. He also has considerable experience in assisting Dutch companies with addressing and resolving issues related to their activities in emerging markets, by involving the appropriate KPMG service lines and specialists. Between 2000 – 2008 Elbert was responsible for the functioning of the Country Desks at KPMG Netherlands, reporting directly to the Chairman of the KPMG Board of Management.

Elbert subsequently initiated and established the Emerging Markets Group at KPMG Netherlands, in co-ordination with KPMG Europe. He was also the initiator of the KPMG Dutch Connectivity Network, the Global Business Development Network of the Dutch KPMG Professionals abroad. Elbert has developed an excellent external network with intermediaries involved in trade & investment promotion (investment agencies, employers federations, bilateral chambers, banks, ministries, embassies).

Specialization

  • External relations (especially relationship development with intermediaries (employers’ federations, investment agencies, bilateral chambers, banks, ministries, embassies)
  • Cross-border business development and international geographic expansion
  • Holland Branding (communication regarding the Netherlands as an investment destination)
  • Extensive knowledge of the global KPMG Network

Education and memberships

  • Master in European Law, Leiden University
  • Member of the Policy Committee of AmCham in the Netherlands
  • Member of “Platform Europe”, (Dutch companies EU affairs professionals)
  • Vice President Netherlands − India Chamber of Commerce and Trade
  • Member of the Board Diwali Foundation Amstelveen
  • Languages: Dutch, English, French, German