Who is Hendrik Winkelmans?
Hendrik is an entrepreneur and former lawyer and McKinsey consultant. By bike! (B) and Hans Struijk (NL), he was able - together with his wife Catherine - to establish two market leaders in bicycle retail in the Benelux within just six years. Winkelmans was literally true to his name (winkel: shop) as he went from one bicycle store to the other, and ended up as CEO of a chain that employed 250 people.
In 2017, he sold his flourishing company in order to coach young entrepreneurs and invest in their companies. Hendrik talks about entrepreneurship and innovation with passion and honesty, and is particularly inspirational for start-ups, scale-ups or mature companies that are looking for a boost.
Hendrik Winkelmans is also a speaker and panel member concerning entrepreneurship and is always aware of the latest developments. He speaks with a lot of passion and knowledge, but is also very honest about entrepreneurship and innovation. He is familiar with the ‘gilded cage’ of senior management, the obstacles presented by large structures and the importance of self-knowledge and modesty as entrepreneur.