Frank Lekanne Deprez (Founder & Owner)

Frank Lekanne Deprez is Founder & Owner of ZeroSpace Advies, Amstelveen, The Netherlands and CoFounder and Partner of Beter Organizations, Soest. He's associate partner at Globally Cool (Creating Solutions for Sustainable Development), Leeuwarden.

Frank is a great moderator and is an energetic and engaging chairman of forums, seminars and conferences worldwide.

His passion is challenging 3N(Next Never Normal)-organizations to target and apply knowledge (data, information) when and where it is needed to create moments of value that really matter. His personal mantra is: "Maximize human dividend by putting people first and letting people elevate each other by embracing a WLFA (Work & Life From Anyspace) - mindset."

Before starting his own company in 2003, Frank Lekanne Deprez was a research associate at University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and held management and functional positions at Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM). From 1995 to 1997, he was manager of market and product development at Galileo Nederland, Ltd. During the period 1997 - 2003, he was manager at KPMG Knowledge Advisory Services where he consulted with and provided executive training and education for a number of international organizations. From 2002 - 2010 Frank was part-time professor “Knowledge Organizations and Knowledge Management” at the University of Applied Sciences Zuyd, Heerlen, The Netherlands. From 2006 - 2021 Frank was part-time assistant professor organization Design, Work/Life-Ecosystems & HRM at Nyenrode Business University.

Frank Lekanne Deprez is co-author of Value-Based Knowledge Management (1998);The Knowledge Dividend (2000); Zero Space. Moving Beyond Organizational Limits (2002) and Towards a Spatial Theory of Organizations. Principles and Practices of Modern Organizational design (2016) and Reimagining 3N (Next Never Normal)- organizations: Elevating people by maximizing human dividend (forthcoming 2022). His publications have been translated into German, Spanish, Korean, Serbian, Japanese, Chinese (complex and simplified). For an overview of publications, please visit : Overview of publications and Nyenrode Business University list of publications (2019)