21 Jan Our Story – Wouter Arriens
Founder and CEO of TransformationFirst.Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore, Coach Wouter as he is fondly known, is a brilliant leadership coach and trainer who brings out the best in people, breaks down barriers, and builds trust with all levels of the business. A former monk and banker who bridges East and West, he is called The Unlearning Coach because of how he helps executives and Millennial leaders to collaborate for innovation. An international thought leader, author, speaker, facilitator, trainer and mentor, Wouter has worked with local communities, professionals, entrepreneurs, bureaucrats, journalists, ministers, executives, and royalty. Working at the Asian Development Bank for two decades, he led many change initiatives in Asia, including a doubling of the bank’s water investments to $2 billion annually. Wouter is an engineer and scientist by training with a master’s degree from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.