Bain partner Chris Zook President AmCham Netherlands

24 May 2013

Chris Zook, partner at Bain & Company, is nominated as the new President at the American Chamber of Commerce. The nomination has been approved by the management of the foundation, last week. Zook follows in the footsteps of Helen Mets-Morris, Vice President at Production Company Avery Dennison.

The American Chamber of Commerce Netherlands (AmCham) is a non-profit organization enhancing trading between the United States and the Netherlands. AmCham has been active in the Netherlands since 1961.

A recent report by Ecorys describes that there is a lot to gain for the Netherlands when it comes to trading with the United States. According to calculations made by economic consultants, further liberalization of trading could lead up to an extra income of €4 billion.

Management AmCham Netherlands

At the moment, the management of the American Chamber of Commerce consists of 27 'Directors'. Apart from Zook from Bain, there are three more committee members in the advisory branch: Lex Geerdes (CEO Aon Netherlands), Peter de Wit (Managing Partner McKinsey & Company Netherlands) and Harry van Dorenmalen (General Manager IBM Benelux).

Chris Zook - Bain & Company

Chris Zook is involved with AmCham in the Netherlands since 2011 - in 2011 he became committee member and last year he was nominated so-called '2nd Vice President' of the foundation.

About Chris Zook

Chris Zook has been working for more than 25 years at Bain & Company. Currently, he is the co-head of the Global Strategy practice of the strategy advisory firm and is a former member of the global management team. He lives in Amsterdam (capital of the Netherlands) and Boston. During the past ten years he built an impressive track record in management consulting and the academic world – the British newspaper The Times recently named Zook one of the world’s biggest top 50 business thinkers. He wrote multiple award-winning books, including:
- Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence (2001)
- Beyond the Core: Expand Your Market Without Abandoning Your Roots (2004 / 2010)
- Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth (2007)
- Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change (2012)


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