Combines broad, cross-sector industry experience with deep expertise in strategy and operations to help clients transform and achieve best-in-class performance.

About Willem

Willem Romanus is a Principal based in the Brussels office and a member of the “Strategy & Organization” and “Operations Management” Practices.

His main areas of expertise cover strategy definition, organizational design, operational excellence, performance improvement and transformation programs in a wide variety of industries.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Willem worked for six years in Aerospace & Defense, Aviation and Manufacturing. While continuing to develop his expertise in this area at Arthur D. Little, Willem has supported clients in several other industries (e.g. Oil & Gas, Utilities & Alternative Energy, Travel & Transportation, Telecom, Retail & Consumer Goods, Public Sector), and is always eager to learn about new ones. Willem manages to complement his predominantly strategic consulting view with pragmatic and down-to-earth decision-making skills, inherited from his industry management positions in both supporting and operations departments. He combines a natural curiosity with a “call for action” and a strong desire to have impact.

Willem holds three Master’s degrees (Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace, Industrial Management and Safety & Environment) from the Catholic University of Leuven and obtained all three of them with magna cum laude. He is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

Willem is happily married, has two beautiful daughters, and knows how to balance work and life in order to improve the quality of both. Being a marathon runner, Willem never quits and always finds a way.

Past Experience
Sabena technics
Facility & Fleet Manager
Curtiss Wright
Plant Manager
Education
University of Leuven (Belgium)
Master of Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace option)
University of Leuven (Belgium)
Master of Industrial Management
University of Leuven (Belgium)
Master of Safety & Environment