Ir. Margot Schumacher MBA

Ir. Margot Schumacher MBA

Adjunct Professor


Margot Schumacher is an Adjunct Professor in Leadership and an experienced executive coach, helping senior leaders to grow professionally and personally in an international environment. Margot advises multinationals on leadership and governance. She has a strong passion for people, leadership, governance sustainability and organizational development and she helps top teams and boards to improve. Clients call her authentic, and her global experience provides her a deep understanding of different cultural backgrounds and cross-cultural challenges.

With many years of experience in the consumer goods industry, she has a sound business background.  Margot held leadership positions in Unilever and Heinz. She worked in various senior line manager and change management roles, before moving into leadership and executive coaching full time in 2010. She has been based in Shanghai (China), Pittsburgh (USA), London (UK) before returning to the Netherlands in 2014.

Margot is Adjunct Professor at TIAS business school, a Lead coach at INSEAD and a senior associate at the Kets de Vries Institute. She supports individuals and teams on self-development, team development, organizational development and business & society. She works mostly with senior managers and boards. She has a wide network, in a variety of industries.

Governance and Corporate Sustainability are the areas she is specially interested in. As the Academic Director of the Supervisory Board Program at TIAS, she supports supervisory board members to further develop. Margot is a supervisory board member herself at Thales, The Netherlands, a company in the high tech industry and at Eckes Granini, a German Family company, the largest fruit juice supplier in Europe.
Margot holds a master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and she graduated summa cum laude from the Executive MBA graduate from the University of Southern California. Furthermore, she is an alumnus from INSEAD, from the Executive Masters in Coaching & Consulting for Change program.

Margot, a native of the Netherlands, is married and lives with three children in The Netherlands. Spending time with her family, horseback riding and travelling are a few of her passions.