Partner - GNC Group Consulting
With over 25 years of retail experience across 3 continents, Allard started his career with the Dutch retail and energy group, SHV Makro. Originally from the Netherlands, he returned to Europe with retail giant Metro Group leading their market entry into Slovakia.
Allard joined Tesco in China as Commercial Director, before becoming CEO of Courts Malaysia, an electronics and furniture retailer. At Courts, Allard achieved important cost reductions, optimizing the supply chain and improving supplier terms.
Allard has a Master’s Degree in Law and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and French, Allard cares about humanitarian causes, and is an avid sportsman enjoying swimming, hiking and soccer.