Kees van der Heijden
Kees is an associate fellow at Oxford's Said Business School, and professor emeritus of strategic management at the Graduate Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He also played a seminal role in the cofounding of GBN. His practice focuses on the emergence of institutional strategic thinking and learning. Prior to '91, he headed the business environment division of Group Planning at Royal Dutch/Shell, London where he oversaw scenario planning. This included monitoring and analyzing the business environment and communicating with top management on strategic implications. Previously, he headed Shell's internal strategic consultancy group, assisting management teams in strategy development and implementation. Kees joined Shell in the Hague in 1957 and spent many years abroad in operating companies in Manila, Singapore, and Curac„o, mostly in activities concerned with commercial planning, economics, and corporate planning and strategy. Kees is author of the seminal Scenarios: The Art of Strategic Conversation and coauthor, The Sixth Sense: Accelerating Organizational Learning with Scenarios.