Arnoud de Jonge

Achieve And Sustain A Culture Of Excellence

A culture of excellence is fantastic to achieve! Abbott Nutrition has been rewarded with 4 Shingo medallions in four plants in four different countries. Do you like to understand how they achieved this and what they do to sustain this? The answers lie in influencing behaviours. In this workshop, Arnoud de Jonge, will try to develop with you these behavioural insights and will explain the drivers that Abbott used in their journey to Excellence.

Arnoud de Jonge has international site director leadership experience, in both chemical manufacturing with Lubrizol as well as in health care industry (Abbott Nutrition). As Director of Operational Excellence, he has worked with seven nutrition plants in six countries and was able to win the exclusive Shingo Prize with three of these sites.

Arnoud believes deeply that the foundation of a strong OpEx culture is based on behaviors, clearly connected with primary business results in safety, quality, efficiency and costs.

Skilled in leadership and continuous improvement, thinks and acts strategically and always challenges the status quo.

Arnoud earned his master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His hobbies include traveling with his family, a variety of sports and cooking.