Mark Vernooij

General Manager
Mark Vernooij

I’m passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, education and solving problems.

I love to help individuals, start-ups and large organizations become more innovative. I enjoy working with inspiring and dynamic leaders to address the world’s pressing and inspiring challenges and I like to do so at scale. My entrepreneurial background, my experience as board member and coach of start-ups and my experience as innovation & strategy consultant (with Accenture and McKinsey) help me to do so.

At THNK I focus on our executive program, in-company innovation programs and online innovation (courses, platforms and tools). Apart from at THNK, I have been guest lecturing at Wharton, Columbia, TIAS Business School, Rotterdam School of Management and TU Delft.

Next to studying engineering at Delft University of Technology, I received an MBA from INSEAD and learned Design Thinking at Stanford. When I’m not at work, I enjoy racing cars (two years in the Dutch Rally Championship), cycling, boating on Amsterdam’s canals and walking my dog at the beach. After living in Switzerland, France, Singapore and Hong Kong I enjoy living in the city center of Amsterdam.