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Douglas van den Berghe (PhD) is currently the managing director of Investment Consulting Associates – ICA Ltd. based in Amsterdam. Douglas was until recently the director of Ernst & Young - International Location Advisory Services (ILAS) part of the real estate group of Ernst & Young Global. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam – Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). As a management and strategy consultant he assisted many corporate clients in successfully implementing their global investment strategies as well as optimising their global supply chains. Some of his corporate clients include: Shell, Philips, Electrolux, HB Fuller, John Deere, Johnson Controls and ING.
As an Economic Advisor he also worked on issues related to investment, economic development and competitiveness for countries in Africa and Central America and various organizations like the United Nations Conference on Trade en Development (UNCTAD), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Commission and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Douglas has published in several journals like: International Business Review, Transnational Corporations and Business Strategy Review.