Derk Jan Kwik

Corporate finance & debt advisory

Telephone number +31 6 10 19 67 27

Derk Jan Kwik

After studying chemistry at Delft Technical University, I found my way into the banking industry. There, I played a role in numerous financing and company takeover transactions, both in the Netherlands and abroad, especially involving larger companies. As partner at KwikGielen, I make my financing and transaction experience available to clients, mostly companies in the large and medium-sized sector. Achieving a good transaction result together with a client remains a thrilling experience. One should, however, never lose sight of the basics: sound preparation, detailed analyses and good project management. But the key to success often lies elsewhere: what are the different interests, can more be achieved, what alternatives are available. Most gratifying is when a cooperation develops into a true relationship of trust. An understanding that often extends far beyond a single project. At the end of the day, it is a true people business.

Derk Jan in brief

  • TU Delft – Chemical Engineering (1991-1997)
  • IMD Lausanne – Master of Business Administration
  • 3 children
  • Amsterdam
  • Earlier places of residence: Eindhoven, Delft, Rouen, Pittsburgh, Lausanne, Basel
  • Dutch, English, French, German

Curriculum Vitae

  • KwikGielen (2008-present)
  • Senior Vice President, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (1997-2008)