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Kay Formanek

Advisor Amsterdam Area, Netherlands, NL

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KAY Diversity & Performance. Previously Managing Director, Accenture.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KAY Diversity & Performance. Previously Managing Director, Accenture.

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Founder

KAY Diversity & Performance

Advisor

Damco
Woolworths Ltd
Health Net tPO
Johnson & Johnson
Ahold
UCB Pharma
Accenture, LLP
Academic Hospitals in The Netherlands
Medtronic, Inc.
MedX
Janssen Pharmaceutica

Side Projects

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Positions

Founder and Chief Executive Officer KAY Diversity & Performance April 2014 - present
Managing Director Accenture July 2012 - 2014
Managing Partner for Life Sciences Practice in EALA (Europe, Africa, Latin America) Accenture 2009 - 2012
Health & Life Science Industry Partner Lead for Gallia Accenture 2004 - 2009
Management Consultant Accenture 1989 - 1998

Education

CALL10 Leadership Programme 2014 - 2015
Various Institutions and Internal Training Offered by Accenture Diversity Management, Change Mgt, Value Driven Leadership 1999 - 2013
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Corporte Finance, Debating 1995 - 1995
Graduate School of Business Cape Town Marketing, Operations Services, Negotiation, Corporte Finance, Innovation, Strategy 1994 - 1995
Universit of Witwatersrand Corporte Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions 1988 - 1989
University of Witwatersrand Accounting, Roman Dutch Law, Economics, Business Economics, Marketing 1985 - 1988
Kingsmead College, Rosebank Biology, Physics, Mathematics, History, English, Afrikaans, Music, Art&Drama 1977 - 1984
Holy Cross Convent, Linden, South Africa 1972 - 1977
CALL10 Programme

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Inspiration
  • • Healthcare
  • • Leadership
  • • Time management
  • • Diversity
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Business Strategy
  • • Change Management
  • • Executive coaching
  • • Life Sciences
  • • Public speaking
  • • Social Impact
  • • Strategic Human Capital Manageme
  • • Women Entrepreneurs
  • • Women's leadership
  • • Business Transformation
  • • Unconscious Bias
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership

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Patricia Monthe
We worked together  •  Advisory Board Member, Chicken4all.LTD and Member, Professional Women's Network.
She is deep in her analysis and quick at spotting issues at the detail level.
Hans Lagaaij
We worked together  •  Corporate Director IT, Stork and Member of Supervisory Council, IZER.
Incredible drive & tenacity, very high professional & moral standards, very well networked
Marieke Rietbergen
We worked together  •  Lid Deskundigencommissie, EFRO Kansen voor West and Chairperson (voorzitter) Supervisory Board, Butterfly Works.
Next to being a wonderful person to be with, Kay has the rare combination of a sharp analytical and wondering poetic mind. She is able to fo ... ster change in those organizations that want to develop themselves to become the most relevant players in our diverse beautiful world. I loved experiencing how Kay clarified a complex theme as unconscious biases and gave the tools to become more conscious.
Albert Reiter
They're my school  •  Managing Director, e-fundresearch.com Data GmbH. Previously Head of Institutional Banking, Invesco Bank (Österreich) AG.
Kay has a achieved the highest professional and personal goals and her track record is excellent. She combines strong interpersonal skills w ... ith outstanding management consulting experiences and also understands the true value of diversity in society. Kay has the ability to analyse and understand complex challenges. Her positive goal-oriented approach not only made her succeed in business but also in sport and life. She is in a perfect position to draw from her experience and provide advice to others to move forward.
Patricia Monthe
We worked together  •  Advisory Board Member, Chicken4all.LTD and Member, Professional Women's Network.
Willem van de Put
We worked together  •  Director, HealthNet TPO. Previously Director, TPO Cambodia.
Smart, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fast, witty, committed, to the point, diplomatic, and sense of humor.
Mark Hillen
We worked together  •  Co-Founder en -directeur, Social Enterprise NL and Mede-oprichter directeur, se.lab.
Kay is a very experienced and business driven person. She is trongly people oriented and upholding high ethical standards.
Holly Jansen
We worked together  •  Global Head of Learning and Development, Damco.
Kay has been a wonderful addition to our coaching desk. She has consistently shown professionalism and innovation with her coaching and exe ... cutive development skills. Kay can handel the content as well as the character at all levels of an organization.
Detlef Thielgen
We worked together  •  Executive Vice President & CFO, UCB.
Kay and I worked together on multiple projects. I really like her customer focused mindset, her ability to understand the core of the needs ... and her ability to either provide meaningful answers or solutions herself or through others. All coming together with exceptional soft skills and networking ability, a pleasure to work and brainstorm with.
Rachna Dayal Goel
We worked together  •  Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager, Johnson and Johnson Consumer. Previously Category Manager, CLPS, Johnson & Johnson.
Kay is a very experienced business leader and has a very strategic view on talent and leadership development. She cares about people and wha ... t drives them at a very deep level and the barriers that are based on psychology and unconscious bias. She is also very experienced in life sciences industry at a global level and the combination of these skills make her an excellent advocate and advisor.
Constanze Nuesperling
We worked together  •  Global Process Owner Hire to Retire, Clariant. Previously VP, Head of Partnerships., UCB. Brown grad.
As a leader, Kay demonstrates great enthusiasm and motivational energy for her teams. She is focused on tangible results being delivered, an ... d shows a strong dedication to her clients. Kay is a great strategic thinker and continuously pushes for innovative solutions.

Marieke Rietbergen
Lid Deskundigencommissie, EFRO Kansen voor West and Chairperson (voorzitter) Supervisory Board, Butterfly Works.
Marieke is a great entrepreneur because she brings passion to her work, mixed with a creative and enquiring spirit and the guts to make spec ... ial things happen.

Hans Lagaaij
Corporate Director IT, Stork and Member of Supervisory Council, IZER.
Hans is a master in navigating transformation in an organization and enabling the journey by way of technology, process and people. He has a ... proven track record and combines professionalism with adaptability and pragmatism.

Patricia Monthe
Advisory Board Member, Chicken4all.LTD and Member, Professional Women's Network.

Su Ying Lau
Previously Consultant - Products, Accenture. Previously Change lead, Accenture.
I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Su Ying Lau. She is a pleasure to work, detailed, delivers on commitments and translates idea ... s to action.

Mark Hillen
Co-Founder en -directeur, Social Enterprise NL and Mede-oprichter directeur, se.lab.
Mark is content rich, retains a big picture view while pragmatically making things happen, and is spear-heading exciting things in the area ... of sustainability.