“If you can dream it,
you can do it.”
Walt Disney

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you,
But if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”
Zig Ziglar

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder
unless he is willing to climb.”
Andrew Carnegie

“Every business needs a case.”
Kees van der Vleuten

“A good decision is based on
knowledge and not on numbers.”

“I am thankfull to all those who said no.
It’s because of them, I did it myself.”
Albert Einstein

“The journey of a thousand miles
begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu

“Progress is impossible without change,
and those who annot change their
minds cannot change anything.”


Dutch Sourcing Awards 2014

Kees van der Vleuten was member of the nomination committee at the Dutch Sourcing Awards for the nomination of the Dutch Procurement Executive of the year. In the jury Tom Kliphuis – former chairman of the Executive Board of Nationale Nederlanden/ING- and Erik de Bruine – Managing Director NEVI/Purspective also represented.

Please find the results:

Overall winner: Boskalis

Procurement Executive: Coert Michielsen (CPO Refresco)

Public Procurement Executive: Marcel Stuijts (Managing Director BIZOB)

Step Change: Enexis

Operational Excellence: Delta Lloyd

Sustainability: Boskalis –

More information :



Chairmanship was arranged by Prof. Dr. Jacques Reijniers of the Nyenrode University and the event was organised by Gert van der Heijden of Spend Matters Netherlands.





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