GMAB Global Business Support
Thomas is living and working in India for the last 12 years, enjoys the heritage of Dutch entrepreneurs and has a good grasp of how business works in both the Netherlands and India.
We provide a customized approach to suit the needs of each client. We boast of flexibility that is the envy of most big companies.
We provide a hands on approach and are directly accessible to the customer. Less number of layers between us and the customer, low follow-ups translate into higher business productivity.
“I am thrilled to have made Mr. Thomas van Berckel’s acquaintance and to have had the opportunity to work with him on different occasions. Since 2013 he is part of the advisory board of the ISMSB Business School.”
Prof. Dr. V. Rastogi
Prof. Dr. V. Rastogi, MD, ISMSB Business School.
“GMAB has been teaching Dutch Language and Cultural Coaching workshops at the Bangalore office for 11 months and it is worth mentioning that the results were outstanding.”
Mr. Venkatakrishnan,MD, Rayleco, Bangalore
Dutch Roof Consultancy LLP is a fresh new legal set upwhich started in 2018.and is based at the charming Dutch Roof in Kammanahalli, Bangalore,There is always a need to re-invent yourself. So we did it again. Since 2004 we have been running companies in India under the name ‘Eurolink Bangalore’ (2004-2006) and ‘GMAB Global Business Support’ (2006-2018) In these entities we providedfirst mostly language translation services ((with,amongst others, Sogeti and Logica CMG as major clients)and later also BPO (Business Process outsourcing) servicesto a Dutch and British company. We stopped with giving translation and BPO services. At the moment we providemostly cultural coaching and (business development) consultancy and (Dutch) Language Training services. TCS, Rayleco, Ciber, Axa, Cap Gemini and many individuals from a diversity of backgrounds became our clients.
We are partnering since 2014 with CNAVT http://cnavt.org/ to conduct Dutch certification exams in India. In 2017 the association with Hofstede Insights https://www.hofstede-insights.com/ started to promote awareness of professional, science based cultural training.We also keep on helping small Indian innovative companies with Business Development abroad. With Dutch Roof Consultancy we will focus more on our strengths and our passions.
Doing business abroad is tough. Don’t start unprepared. We will be happy to make our long experience to your use. We believe in conducting business with ethics, integrity and a social conscience. Our Guiding Principles are a) Integrity b) Transparency c) Responsibility d) Honesty e) Respect for society
The Bengaluru based Dutch national and OCI card holder Thomas van Berckel (1968) can be best described as a generalist, a (social) entrepreneur with passion for teaching, networking, advising, writing but also- without remuneration- for his NGO Toe to Heart www.toetoheart.org . He has a law degree of the University of Maastricht with an orientation on Metajuridica. In the Netherlands he founded and ran companies under the namesFondsenwervingsbureau 0013, Civil Society Development and GMAB BV. In 2004, In Bangalore, he founded Eurolink Bangalore and his-still existing- NGO Toe to Heart. Since 2006 there is also a Toe to Heart support organization in the Netherlands. In 2006 he was first founder, MD and co-owner of GMAB then became in 2013 the 100% owner and CEO of GMAB Pvt. Ltd. and GMAB BV, before he reformed the company in 2015 into the present training and consultancy hub based at ‘The Dutch Roof’ in Bengaluru. In 2018 GMAB PVT Ltd becameDutch Roof Consultancy LLP. Thomas van Berckel is also since 2013 a member of the advisory board of ISMSB Business school in Bengaluru. He received in 2016 the Udyog Rattan Award https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udyog_Rattan_Award and in 2017 an International Leadership Innovation award. He is married with an Indian. Together they run NGO Toe to Heart www.toetoheart.org and they have one daughter.In 2017 Thomas participated in the Certification Course of ‘Hofstede Insights’https://www.hofstede-insights.com/ in the Netherlands and became an associate partner of Hofstede Insights. The focus is now more on Language Teaching and Cultural Training and (Business development) Consultancy. As a generalist he likes to divide his time between his company, his NGO, his family andserious hobbies like writing (and publishing) and travelling.He (co-) wrote and (co-)published several books. Profit out of salesgoes normally to ‘Toe to Heart’. A more extensive profile you can also read here. https://www.hofstede-insights.com/network/thomas-van-berckel/