Jaap Boonstra AdviseurI have over thirty years experience as a consultant. During the first fifteen years I mainly contributed to changes and mergers in financial services. In the past decade my advisory capacity has focused more on social issues and societal organizations.

Relevant issues in my practice as consultant are the future of youngsters, safety in neighborhoods, public-private partnerships, local entrepreneurship, design of public space and administrative reforms. It is still rewarding to be involved in change processes in commercial companies that operate worldwide, because of the cultural differences between countries. In the past ten years I have become more involved in innovation processes in other countries. Contributing to university education for black students in Johannesburg is very inspiring, and collaborating on the quality of life in the suburbs of Soweto and Alexandra is highly motivating.