Bram Kuijpers assists corporate clients with their strategic development, and private equity parties with commercial due diligence (in acquisitions and sales). He is a specialist in the Transport, Travel & Leisure and Energy sectors.
He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Delft, and then worked as a strategic consultant/partner at OC&C, which has been part of EY-Parthenon since 2016.
“Clients call us when they don’t know how to proceed. This makes it all a matter of trust; we don’t sell any products. They will find a trusted adviser in myself or one of my colleagues. “Because when I call Bram, things get better”, I hear sometimes. That is due to the combination of empathy, analytical skills and critical questions, I think. Being honest and having a critical eye are characteristic of us and also part of our due diligence approach. You might not always like what you hear, but it’s necessary.”
How Bram is building a better working world
“I’ve been doing this work since I was 24, and still love every single day. You’re very close to the owner or director, and can guide things in order to fire up the other side. Working with young colleagues also energizes me. They’re all smart, driven people. They learn from me, as an “old hand” in this field. But not infrequently they also tell me how it should be done. That’s amazing, isn’t it? I'm extremely proud of my team.”