René Aernoudts

René Aernoudts

Rene Aernoudts

René is founder and CEO of the Lean Management Instituut (Foundation) in Zeist, the Netherlands, and also the Director of the Nyenrode Lean Institute. His career has included senior positions in NPI Instituut voor Organisatieontwikkeling (Managing Partner) and Lean Global Network (Executive Committee Member).

A well-respected consultant and trainer with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of organizations, René has been designing and implementing over 120 transformations worldwide. His objective is to bring lean and the typical results that come with it to a wide range of organizations, and help implementing enterprise wide lean business systems. His particular expertise includes change management strategies that can be used in implementing lean in an organization. He is a strong leader and trusted coach of boards and directors.

Among his clients are both SMEs and bigger organisations both in The Netherlands and abroad.

The following companies have been among his significant clients:-

Retail / Manufacturing

  • Miele
  • Nestlé
  • Philip Morris International


  • Vodafone
  • DHL Supply Chain

Infrastructure / Construction

  • Dura Vermeer Construction
  • Rijkswaterstaat
  • Ministry of Infrastructure