Peter Slootweg, Finance Expert in Busan, South Korea
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Peter Slootweg

Verified Expert  in Finance

Growth Expert

Busan, South Korea
Toptal Member Since
May 6, 2022

A global commercial, HR, organizational, and strategic change program builder and facilitator with strong people leadership skills, Peter is an expert at business transformation across functions and cultures. With excellent cross-cultural skills, he has implemented international ERP systems at three different Fortune 500 companies and transformed a greenfield worth $1 billion in Korea into a customer-focused company with a revenue of $125 million per year.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Lloyd's Maritime Academy | Middlesex University
Executive Master's Degree
Rotterdam School of Management
Bachelor's Degree
European University

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Chief Commercial Officer

2011 - 2022
  • Led a transition of a $1 billion construction project into an international customer-focused business turning over $125 million annually at 51% EBITDA for 2021.
  • Designed, implemented, and led commercial and operational business processes from scratch, including strategic management, reporting, forecasting, competitive analysis, staffing, customer service, performance management, and contract negotiations.
  • Built all aspects of an executed BNCT brand and PR strategy, producing and approving all press releases and sales and marketing materials.
  • Led the creation of the company mission and vision, brand, and commercial strategy from the ground up, including all functions and staff.
  • Justified tariff increases of 2% to 8% annually by managing operational performance and terminal service levels on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Grew the business by pacing two expansions of 700,000 TEUs each in 2015 and 2020, achieving 15.5% EBITDA growth in 2020 despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Focus areas: Business Performance Management (BPM), Business to Business (B2B), Logistics & Supply Chain, Commercial Strategy

Global Sales Transformation Excellence – General Manager

2010 - 2011
  • Pushed the transformation of Maersk's global sales functions by physically partnering with 21 country sales teams to move Maersk into the "next era of selling."
  • Led the production and implementation of Maersk's global sales competency model for development and performance management purposes.
  • Teamed with the corporate executive board, Hay Group, and Maersk L&D to work on the "Daily Maersk" strategic product, developing tools and processes for sales force to launch.
  • Facilitated the continued sales transformation process via remote coaching and the sales dashboard monitoring via weekly regional and global sales leadership calls.
Focus areas: Salesforce, Leadership
2015 - 2017

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Terminal Management

Lloyd's Maritime Academy | Middlesex University - Middlesex, United Kingdom

2003 - 2004

Executive Master's Degree in Human Resources Leadership

Rotterdam School of Management - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1990 - 1993

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and International Business

European University - Antwerp, Belgium


Team Performance and Situational Leadership Trainer

Drexler - Sibbit


Leadership | Train the Trainer Certification

Hay Group


Prince 2 Project Management

APM Group

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