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Hessel Abbink Spaink
Senior Associate
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Based in the Netherlands, Hessel specializes in the development of new ICT business initiatives, business valuation, market analysis and the application of regulation and self-regulation in the development of fair, competitive markets.  

Having worked for Shell, PwC Management Consultants, and Rabobank International and with more than 30 years of experience in consultancy positions, Hessel is able to take various angles in tackling business issues. He particularly acquired experience in software development (artificial intelligence), business economics, formal market regulation and self-regulation in international business.  

With a background in science and technology (Hessel holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry), Hessel is inclined to approach problems initially from a quantitative angle to get a proper understanding of the scope of possible solutions. In addition, Hessel pays due attention to the organisational and political environment of the client’s business. His personal and responsive approach helps Hessel in winning the confidence of the client and the clients’ organisation, and, hence, in implementing effective solutions.

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm providing private and public-sector clients with solutions for Economic Analysis, Strategy and Business, and Policy and Regulation across four priority sectors: arts, culture and heritage; digital and creative media; information and communication technologies (ICTs) and innovation; and, telecommunications and spectrum. With offices in Ottawa (HQ), Toronto, Vancouver and London, UK Nordicity is ideally placed to assist our clients to succeed in the rapidly evolving global markets.