René Buck (1959) is president and CEO of Buck Consultants International. After having received university degrees in economics as well as locational planning, he taught locational analysis of multinational companies at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
In April 1985 he founded Buck Consultants International, nowadays one of the leading independent strategy, location and supply chain consulting companies in the world. Buck Consultants International has offices in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), The Hague (the Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium), Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Paris (France), Chicago, IL (US) and Shanghai (China). Buck Consultants International employs 60 dedicated professionals.
Buck Consultants International works for a wide range of international companies such as ABB, Abbott, Allen & Overy, Amgen, Biogen, Boston Scientific, BP, Chiquita, Columbia Sportswear, Danone, Dell Computer, DHL, ExxonMobil, Fossil, Fuji Photo Film, G-Star, Hewlett-Packard, Ikea, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, Liz Claiborne/Mexx, Medtronic, Microsoft, NCR, Nike, Novartis, Philips, Samsung, Sitel, Stryker, Toshiba, Vodafone, Yamaha. The projects include location studies for distribution centers, production plants, R&D centers and (back) office projects as well as supply chain optimization studies in all regions of the world.
Buck Consultants International also assists economic development agencies/investment promotion agencies at local, regional, state/country level with their strategies, investment climate analyses, target group selection and value propositions.
René Buck spoke at numerous conferences in Europe, the US and Asia. He published many articles and is regularly interviewed on actual investment (climate) topics by the world press. René Buck is a research fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.