Steven is the founder and CEO of Capital Chains (2015), a Dutch company specialising in consultancy and training on end-to-end working capital optimisation and financial supply chain management issues. Steven has been involved in the setup and roll out of working capital projects for both banks and large corporates around the world and has a strong focus on Supply Chain Finance (SCF) program design and implementation.
He is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences on Supply Chain Finance such as: SCFC Forum in the Netherlands; GTR conferences in Singapore, United States, South Africa, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Mexico, China; BCR Supply Chain Finance Summits in Germany and The Netherlands; and for FCI in Peru, South Africa, Canada, and the Netherlands.
His main area of interest is the interaction between the physical and the financial supply chain, as well as the required change processes for the organisation from a client and employee perspective. The ultimate objective for Capital Chains’ is to turn Financial Supply Chains into value creators as they are ‘Financial Game Changers’.
Steven finished his Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance at Tilburg University (NL) and gained his experience in financial supply chain management through (consulting) roles at ING, Capgemini Consulting and Inchainge. With this experience and a desire to work together with people with the same passion on the topic of supply chain finance, he founded Capital Chains.
Steven is a father of three (young) sons and enjoys cooking and spending quality time with family and friends. He is also a sports fanatic with a long history in training and coaching field hockey.