Mathijs Pronk

Principal Consultant

Kerkenbos 10-31
6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Mathijs Pronk is Senior Consultant at BCI Global. Mathijs studied Economic Geography in Utrecht, the Netherlands and has joined BCI Global in 2003. During his career Mathijs has gained extensive experience with defining new business strategies, scenario development, footprint optimization and the selection of the optimal location (including incentive packages) covering a wide variety of industries and activities for many large multinational players.

The projects include studies for distribution centers, production plants, R&D centers, headquarters and back office projects. Mathijs has supported 70+ companies in multiple industries in their footprint challenges around the globe, is a trusted project leader at a strategic, tactical and operational level, and has a lot of experience in managing large and complex projects with a variety of stakeholders. Examples of clients on his track record are Gentherm, FrieslandCampina, Lely Industries, AGCO, Mead Johnson, AFB International, Novocure, AkzoNobel, Donaldson, ExxonMobil, Lely Industries, Tigenix, Biogen, Barclays, SAP, Lutron, Nike, Santen, Starkey, Beneo and many others. Mathijs also assists economic development agencies/investment promotion agencies at local, regional, state/country level with their strategies, investment climate analyses, target group selection and value propositions.


Adapting to a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: China+ASEAN Strategy

For almost two decades, China has been known as the “World’s Factory” largely because of its abundant low-cost labor. Today, Chin ...

Global economic and geopolitical uncertainties require manufacturing footprint review

Intensifying trade disputes (US-China, US-Europe), the Brexit, reduced economic growth expectations, but also new production technologies demand a ...

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Medtech companies review global manufacturing footprint

The technologies in the medtech industry are rapidly changing, while at the same time the whole industry is globalizing at a fast pace. New emergin ...

US automotive supplier Gentherm chooses Macedonia

Detroit based Gentherm, the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, has opened a new production site in P ...

Winning development agencies develop dedicated value propositions

Economic development agencies all over the world often present themselves in the same way: brochures, interactive websites, regular e-mail updates ...

The new R&D battle: how companies and regions can benefit

R&D expenditures will grow, less in new physical centers, but more via acquisitions, alliances/joint programmes and open innovation contracts. ...