André de Waal, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in Economics. As an independent consultant, he focuses on performance management and high-performance organisations. He has been teaching and conducting projects in this field in countries like China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Surinam, UK, Poland, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, South-Africa, Namibia, and Tanzania.
André has been selected by managementboek.nl as one of the Dutch Masters in Management, ten people who have most influenced management thinking in the Netherlands in the past decade. His research into high-performance organisations and high-performance individuals attracts a lot of international attention. André has published over 400 articles and 30 books. His latest book in English is "What Makes A High-Performance Organisation?" (2012), and his latest book in Dutch is "De High-Performance Overheids Organisatie" (2019).