Willem Berdenis van Berlekom
Willem is director of sales, encompassing insurance and risk management and restructuring and recovery services. He has more than 18 years of experience in the Netherlands and most of the major European countries in consulting for governmental entities, legal institutions, corporate banking and industry. In a managerial capacity and as an advisor, he has been responsible for fixed asset management and valuation services in Germany, Spain, and France, among other regions. He has provided support during and participated in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcy scenarios.
Willem has significant work experience and knowledge of valuation services for insurance and risk management purposes. Determination of replacement value and functional cost of replacement studies have been for years his key issues in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, naval, telecommunications, and automotive industries, among others.
Willem is an experienced restructuring and recovery professional in all corresponding disciplines and valuation purposes. He has determined liquidation and going-concern values in distress situations. His core expertise is in advising legal entities such as insolvency administrators and liquidators, assisting restructuring and recovery departments at the larger banks with their decision-making on complex discontinuity cases, and providing stock-listed companies with the appropriate tools and information to make decisions on closing down operations or sale scenarios.
Willem has participated regularly as a lead advisor in the implementation of restructuring scenarios and the execution of selected sale strategies for clients including Fokker Aircraft (NL), Olivetti (Es), Philips Semiconductors (B), Delphi Automotive (Es and D), Ford Dagenham (UK), Kraft Food (Finland) and ABB and Airbus (France). Most of his experience includes close-down of operations and facilities, solvent liquidations, and court-driven formal restructurings under Chapter 11 and local insolvency procedures.
Willem has experience in measuring and managing fixed asset valuations for all the above-mentioned purposes and situations.
Before joining American Appraisal (now Duff & Phelps), Willem worked for Troostwijk Group of Companies, spending six years in Amsterdam, three years in Barcelona, and one year in Frankfurt. He also worked with Proxcange S.A (Paris), Perlick & Partners (Germany) and D. Bouland BV (the Netherlands).
- University of Amsterdam, Preparatory instruction labor and organizational psychology
- Appraiser Certification Programs
- Valoraciones Technica at INTERVALOR, Barcelona
- École Polytechnique, Paris
- TMV Federation of Appraisers, Amsterdam
- Turn-Around Finance Association (the Netherlands), Member