.Lex Lindeman (1952) studied architecture, educational science, (Netherlands) and international business (INSEAD, France), lived and worked in Africa and has now 28 years of experience as people development consultant in Africa
His first Africa experience was when he was appointed as HR Director for a Heineken brewery in Brazzaville back in 1989.
After this four years’ period he became responsible for management development for Heineken Africa as a whole (39 plants and breweries). During this period, he was also seconded for a few months to the Far East where he acted as HR consultant for local breweries (Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand) in people development matters
He was co-creator of the Heineken University which became the main development institute for Heineken employees worldwide (some 50.000 employees)
He was one of first to start a virtual learning network in Africa in 1999 and gathered vast experience in managing and monitoring virtual teams
He now coaches and develops managers, leaders and talent of a myriad of disciplines in both western and non-western cultures (Americas, Far East, Central Asia, Central Europe and, above all, Africa)
He acts as master thesis coach for MBA students of major universities in the Netherlands
Lex designs and facilitates with his team many workshops around leadership development, talent management, intercultural management, virtual team development mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lex acts as keynote speaker at international leadership conferences around the globe
He is member of various international professional bodies like the ‘Training en coaching Nederland’, Africa HR Directors Forum and he is member of the ‘Expert Advisory Network’ of the Frontier Strategy Group
Lex co-operates with the Rotterdam School of Management, Wageningen University, the Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM) and the Kenya Institute of Management in Kenya, the Mzumbe University (Tanzania) and the Mulungushi University in Zambia
• He is member of the International HR writers guild and publishes and published numerous articles about leadership and talent development in Africa; he also publishes in the magazine “Management” of the Kenya Institute of Management
Lex works both in French and in English
In Africa he has experience in the following African countries: Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Reunion Island, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia.