Vice President, Strategy

Christiaan Van Der Valk

As vice president for strategy at Sovos, Christiaan Van Der Valk ileads research into trends in the market and tax legislation. His insight and expertise are instrumental in determining business strategy and when to buy, build or partner to create solutions that meet emerging trends. Christiaan’s philosophy is that companies should embrace the role of pioneer, rather than shy away from it.

Christiaan is an internationally recognized voice on e-business strategy, law, policy, best practice and commercial issues. He was elected a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2000. He also holds long-standing leadership roles at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA).

Curious by nature, Christiaan encourages his teams to never stop asking why. This inquisitiveness has served him well when searching for ways to simplify and solve complex problems.

When not in the office or on the road for business, Christiaan enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his other passion, cooking.
For more, see Christiaan’s LinkedIn profile.