Nils van Dam joins Duval Union Consulting as global Head of Food and Retail

Nils van Dam, seasoned business leader with over 30 years’ experience in the Food and Beverage industry, joins Duval Union Consulting as the global Head of Food and Retail. He has occupied senior positions on a local, regional and global level at Unilever, AB-Inbev and Censydiam. In his last role as CEO Unilever Belgium & Luxemburg he initiated the vital transformation to guide the company into the future. For six years, he also used to be board member at  BABM (Association for Belgian Brands) and Fevia (federation of the Belgian food industry).

Digital Transformation in the food and retail industry

Food and beverage companies and food retailers are facing tumultuous times. “Most companies are aware of the challenges ahead but have no clear strategy to thrive in this disruptive world.”, says Jo Caudron (co-CEO Duval Union Consulting). That’s why Duval Union Consulting decided to set up a new global branch with a leading expert in food and beverage to help these companies to become future-proof.

Nils van Dam: “I’m excited to embark on this journey together with Duval Union Consulting and help the food and retail industry to tackle disruption.” 

The mission of Duval Union Consulting

Duval Union Consulting helps traditional companies enter the digital first world with a future-proof strategy and makes companies self-reliant to successfully cope with permanent change.

Duval Union Consulting has been dealing with digital transformation since Jo Caudron and Dado Van Peteghem first published their book “Digital Transformation: a model to master digital disruption” in 2013. Today, this book has found its way to over 10k readers in over 55 countries. In the meantime, the strategic consulting framework described in the book has been adopted by 150 companies in many different industries: retail, banking, healthcare, automotive,etc. The Duval Union Consulting-team has grown to 25 people and has expanded its action radius beyond the Belgian borders, with offices in Ghent, Dubai and Amsterdam.

With the launch of this new global branch and Nils van Dam joining their team as Head of Food and Retail, they are taking another step in their digital transformation journey.

Dado Van Peteghem (co-CEO Duval Union Consulting) remarks: “Our mission is to help companies become future-proof in a world of constant change. We strongly believe that this new practice in Food and Retail with Nils as global head will be an important step for the transformation of the food and retail world in Europe and beyond. We’re looking forward to start this journey together.”

Nils van Dam global head of food and retail

About Duval Union Consulting

Duval Union Consulting (with offices in Europe and the Middle East) is a team of passionate and result-driven management consultants, focusing on transforming and growing organizations in a digital-first world. Co-created business strategies, custom-made transformation projects and experienced business advisors are just a few key differentiators.

Contact us for more information:

Jo Caudron, jo.caudron(at)
Dado Van Peteghem, dado.vanpeteghem(at)
Nils van Dam, nils.vandam(at)

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