Marc van Pappelendam

Marc van Pappelendam

THE NETHERLANDS
Business coach and advisor
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Over many years of his career, Marc has developed extensive leadership skills, leading large diverse teams across multiple countries and cultures.

Europe

Marc is a 52 years old Dutch native passionate about sports who envisions a world in which everyone takes the bike instead of a car to ensure we all lead a more healthy and active lifestyle and reduce our carbon footprint.

After finishing his Law Degree, he worked for 6 years at Procter & Gamble in various commercial and brand roles before following his passion for sports and joining Nike in 1999. Marc spend almost 20 years at Nike in various General Management positions and left in the summer of 2018 to become a business coach and advisor to various companies. At Nike, Marc has been amongst others the VP of Commerce for EMEA overseeing all wholesale and retail activities; the VP/GM for the UK&Ire, leading the Nike brand in one of the main markets with as a key high-light the London 2012 Olympics.

After that he became the VP/GM for Central & Eastern Europe leading the brand - and business development of the key emerging markets in Europe including Russia and Turkey. Finally, he was the VP/GM for Nike Football, overseeing Nike’s efforts in the Football category including product, brand, commerce and sports marketing.

During all these years he has developed extensive leadership skills, leading large diverse teams across multiple countries and cultures. Outside work, Marc is an enthusiastic ‘weekend warrior’ on his road bike with a preference for the beautiful roads in the Alps. And off the bike he enjoys Italy where he spends a substantial amount of time to enjoy the rich culture, language and la dolce vita.