Mike Nefkens is executive vice president of HP Enterprise Services (ES), one of HP’s four global business units with $24 billion annual revenue and 120,000 employees. In this role, Nefkens is responsible for helping enterprises realize their vision. He has successfully enabled multiple enterprise and government transformations leveraging technology, services and people, resulting in improved financial, customer and employee metrics.
Nefkens is recognized not only for his turnaround expertise and experience, but also for the successful restructuring of global businesses. Nefkens served as senior vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Services in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he was directly accountable for its turnaround and the HP-EDS merger integration. He also led the revitalization of three of HP’s largest services accounts, including General Motors, ABN AMRO, and Delphi.
A seasoned international executive, Nefkens spent ten years with Holland Chemical International NV, a downstream industrial distribution company, where he held a range of executive management positions, including regional president and general manager in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and North America.
Nefkens serves as a member of the Riverbed Board of Directors. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a degree in finance from Texas Christian University. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Dutch, and lives near Palo Alto, California with his wife and two sons.

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