Gerard is a financial specialist in the global logistics sector and is a non-executive director in a number of companies, as well as a senior advisor with McKinsey & Partners, and has extensive international experience and financial management capabilities.
Gerard worked with Kuehne + Nagel for total of 25 years; from 1999 until 2014 as the Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Management Board, being highly influential in the development of the K + N Group.
During his career he held leading positions in finance at Sara Lee Corporation; six years as financial Director in the UK, two years in Spain, and two years as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in Holland. In addition, Gerard was awarded the CFO of the Year 2010 and was appointed Chairman of the CFO Circle (Switzerland) 2014 – 2019.
He ist founder and chairman of the van Kesteren Foundation (www.vanKESTEREN-Foundation.org), which extends aid to youth programs across developing countries.