Pieter Wiekeraad has since 1996 experience in implementing and managing local and regional government and international projects. Mr. Wiekeraad has gained extensive expertise during his career as an executive in public organisations with particular experience in urban management, urban design, legal affairs, economic development, regional development, regional cooperation, citizens participation and strategic planning.
Pieter Wiekeraad has served since 1996 as an Expert and Trainer for local reform programs and projects in Central Europe, Balkan, Caucasus, the Baltic States, the Middle-East and the Dutch West-Indies (Caribbean). As a specialist in urban development and environment he gained broad experience in the field of local management and urban and regional development in Central and Eastern Europe. During his career Mr. Wiekeraad has designed and implemented several unique concepts in local urban development and citizens participation. Since 2003 Mr. Wiekeraad is member of the Pool of Experts of the VNG-International and since 2007 associate consultant of VNG-International.
During his career Pieter Wiekeraad worked for several municipalities and regional government as employee and manager. In this capacity he worked in close cooperation with the mayor and aldermen of the municipalities and the town council to reach the goals as put in the programs and within the approved budgets. Mr. Wiekeraad was also trainer in different “trainings of trainers” and lecturer during conferences and workshops on several management topics. Under his editorship a number of manuals on management and urban development and planning were published. Furthemroe Pieter Wiekeraad is member of different international federations for civil engineering.
Being a 'believer in government', Pieter Wiekeraads main purpose is to professionalise the government and its employees for the welfare and benefits of the citizens. Always focussing on the further development of people and organizations, he encourages civil workers to give their utmost.