Episode 4: Dirk van der Heijden | Director IT Operations at AkzoNobel

In today’s episode, we sit down with an executive leader from a dutch multinational company that has gone through the shift from being a lone-wolf freelancer to realising that people were his biggest asset. Dirk has an area of expertise in executive ICT management, talent development, program and project management, logistics, sales, marketing and much more; which we learn throughout this episode. He shares insights into how the journey began, the barriers he had to break and the people he met along the way. Dirk gives us some fascinating insights into what it meant to be a freelancer, and contrasting that with what it means leading teams of hundreds of talented individuals working towards a combined purpose.

This conversation takes place on a personal note, and the views expressed by Dirk do not express that of AkzoNobel.