Getting to know GFSC

The GFSC Group was founded by Ron van Wijk, an engineer with a background in mechanical and civil engineering, holding an executive Master degree in Business Administration and over 30 years of international business experience (profit and non-profit). He developed broad experience within the world of sustainability, lately in the position of Corporate Sustainability Officer (CSO) of Ballast Nedam NV as well as Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Sustainability Services BV, an internationally operating consultancy business unit that had its focus on making the construction process more sustainable.

He developed broad experience within the world of sustainability, lately in the position of Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Sustainability Services BV, an internationally operating consultancy business unit that had its focus on making the construction process more sustainable.

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Dedicated in making a difference in construction

In the transition to a more sustainable world the construction industry will have to play a significant role. They should focus rapidly on developing building processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a structure’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition. At the same time, the construction industry can be characterized as a traditional industry sector with a traditional mind-set where innovations are rare and usually take long to implement. This means that this industry sector, fragmented as it is in its nature, is now facing one of the biggest challenges in its history.

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Focus on urban environment

In 2008 more than 50 % of the world's population lived in cities for the first time in history. A UN/habitat report indicates that urbanization has become unstoppable and that by 2050, over 70 per cent of the world will be in cities. The focus therefore should be on the built (urban) environment, including clean mobility solutions (such as electric and hydrogen vehicles), provided with renewable energy solutions as the needs of the present should be without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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GFSC Group - Leadership




Founder & Managing Director
Ing. Ron van Wijk, Eur.Ing., MBA(MSM)

The GFSC-group is an integrated network of companies, complemented by associated partners with specific expertise, in which entrepreneurs, advisors and researchers focus on Strategic Research, Innovation, Consulting and Program Management.

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