Thomas Thijssen is Managing Director
of Hamilton International. A company focused on supporting Business
and Governments in process of innovation, learning and entrepreneurship.
EMIM stands for Executive Master in Information Management, a
Master degree from the University of Amsterdam. Thijssen also
holds a degree in Marketing.
The first 25 years of his career Thijssen fulfilled all relevant
positions in the international hospitality industry, working in
Australia, England, United States and the Netherlands. For Holiday
Inns he was a Food & Beverage Manager and General Manager. In
the Netherlands Thijssen was Commercial Director on group level
for Postiljon Hotels (currently Mercure).
Since 1998 as Managing Director of Hamilton International, Thijssen
worked in the fields of international tourism & hospitality, the
health sector and in the field of education. His focus is entrepreneurship
He is an author of 3 books and a
series of articles on innovation, demand driven design and education
and other topics concerning entrepreneurship. As a speaker he
was invited at several conferences in places like Hong Kong, Los
Angeles (US), Nice (France), Guadalajara (Mexico), Bergen (Norway),
Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies) and Seoul (South Korea).
His main aim is to help people grow
and to create value, both for themselves, their closest relations
and the business they work for.