FRANS CORNELIS
Founder and Lead Consultant, COMARCO


Frans Cornelis is a non-executive director, marketing and communications professor and consultant with over 20 years of experience as the top Marketing and/or Communications manager in the companies he worked for. 

With CoMarCo, he consults to the top management of major companies with a communications, marketing or sustainability challenge. Clients of CoMarCo include listed and non-listed Dutch, Belgian, English, USA-based and Swiss companies. CoMarCo is also associated with Kremer and Company in the Netherlands, and a number of other firms and institutions in a business ecosystem. 

At Maastricht School of Management, he is Professor of Practice in Marketing and Communications.

At Randstad Holding, he was responsible for all Marketing, Communications and Sustainability in the group during the period where the group grew from a revenue of around Euro 5 Billion to roughly Euro 17 Billion.
 
Before Randstad, Frans held a similar function in Royal KPN, the Dutch national telecoms company. Other roles before that were those of Vice President Marketing at coffee firm Douwe Egberts, and business management roles at AT&T, OPG/Medic and ICI. 

Frans is an honorary member of NIMA, the Dutch Association for Marketing (and Communications). He is the Chairman of the professional marketing qualification system of NIMA. He has been on the Dutch top 100 marketer list for over 17 years, and is a regular speaker at a number of universities, seminars and congresses. 

An Insead alumnus, he is the chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Social Innovation Center of Insead, the International Business School in France. Before his MBA at Insead, he read Business Law and studied Information Science at the University of Leiden. He had and has a number of other non-executive roles. 

Frans is a Dutch national, and he is fluent in English, French and German. He is a keen rower, and has served for ten years as a board member and Chairman of the Royal Dutch Rowing Federation KNRB. 

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