Former Dutch Health Minister Ab Klink joins PwC and Strategy&

02 June 2021 2 min. read
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Former Dutch Minister of Health Ab Klink has returned to the world of consulting. As of July 1st, he will become a Senior Advisor with PwC and its Strategy& subsidiary.

After spending three years as Minister of Health for the fourth cabinet of then-Prime Minister Jan Pieter, Ab Klink arrived as a Partner at Booz & Company in 2011. He spent three years with the strategic consultancy firm, which was later acquired by PwC to become known as Strategy& ever since. Klink led the firm’s healthcare practice.

For the past eight years, Klink was a board member at Coöperatie VGZ, where he was responsible for healthcare procurement and innovation. Now, ten years after joining the firm that would become Strategy&, Klink has decided to return to the fold, and will serve as a Senior Advisor to PwC’s strategy subsidiary.

Ab Klink, Senior Executive Advisor, PwC and Strategy&

Commenting on Klink’s departure, Karien van Gennip, Chair of the Board of Coöperatie VGZ said he had “put care on the map in recent years.” Meanwhile, Alfred Levi, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie VGZ, added that Klink had been “of great value to VGZ through his commitment to keep healthcare future-proof,” as well as contributing to the development of VGZ's new strategy.

PwC is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. Its clients in the healthcare space include everything from hospitals to nursing homes and medtechs – which PwC assists with all aspects of strategy and organisation, from developing policies and launching innovations to improving the patient experience or increasing internal efficiency.

Meanwhile, the firm’s technology experts support the application of digital technologies, while the corporate finance and deal consultants of PwC and Strategy& support parties in the healthcare sector with mergers and acquisitions, such as the recent sale of Bergman Clinics, and strategic partnerships.

Klink has a background in law and started his career at the Ministry of Justice, before his interest in healthcare came to the fore during his time as a member of the Dutch Senate for Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), which led to his time as Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport. He will now put that passion and knowhow to work for PwC and Strategy& by advising clients on strategic issues and sharing insights on international trends and developments.

Klink noted, “At PwC, I can contribute in the Netherlands, Europe and the Middle East to building a well-functioning healthcare system, as well as to the application of digitisation to improve healthcare. That gives me a lot of inspiration.”