Kees van Ommeren

Partner Decisio

I still learn every day from working at Decisio. I’ve been working at Decisio since 1997 (I was one of the two founders). But the work hardly ever gets boring. That’s also because of the breadth of the subjects we look at, with our economic glasses. Incidentally, learning is at least as much about processes between people and organisations and coaching (of staff and clients) as it is about content. In recent years, I have increasingly focused on sustainable mobility and specifically cycling and walking, and also on the energy transition in the Netherlands. In addition I’m working with a number of Italian colleagues on the development of our sustainable mobility practice in Turin. I am proud of what we have all built up with Decisio throughout these decades.

And besides work?

After 25 years in Amsterdam I’ve been living in Weesp for ten years now, which by the way now belongs to Amsterdam. But in Weesp there is considerably more space, which I enjoy to the fullest. All three of our children are studying (soon), but we have a few animals, so it’s not exactly boring at home. I like to be outside, on my bike, in the water, in the garden or in the city. Preferably with my wife Liesbeth or with friends.

Calling projects?

Those are for me, among other things:

  • Support to the Regional Energy Strategies of North Holland North and South. A very interesting and instructive project with a lot of people and parties who have never developed an energy strategy before.
  • Monitor economic impact international organizations The Hague and Haaglanden. We have been carrying out this monitor for many years. And each time we find new elements to improve the research.
  • Drawing up a cycling plan for the regions of Piedmont and Lombardy in Italy. Really nice to be able to do this, as a medium-sized Dutch agency!