Patrick Boel is an advisor and partner for companies, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions, focusing on strategy and policy issues in urban renewal. In his work, he aims to be inspiring, analytical, persevering, caring, and reliable. “Leadership with compassion” is the motto for this stage in his life.
Boel began his career in 1978 as a city planner in urban rehabilitation, and has more than 20 years of experience as an advocacy planner and business consultant. Working in Western and Central Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus, he also has gained broad international experience as an entrepreneur, manager, trainer, developer, and director. Age and experience enable him to see complex situations in a broad context in order to get to the core issues.
Since 2008, Boel has worked in urban development, with its wide range of conflicting interests and long-term development processes. He assists local governments and housing corporations with the management of multi-dimensional cooperation and chaos planning.
Observing the many inconsistencies and structural shortcomings that have recently become apparent in our economic, political, and moral systems, Boel endorses new guiding principles and values for our leadership. At present he is working on the promotion and support of economic and business development in Delfshaven, an urban area in his hometown of Rotterdam. To stimulate the creative economy in Rotterdam, he is also working on the redevelopment of an old factory building into a business center for cultural entrepreneurs.