Johannes van Abbema

Senior Consultant


Johannes has been working as a project manager and consultant with Progress since 2008. After studying food technology at the HAS, Johannes began his career as a food technologist at Solvay. In 1988 he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in business studies. Johannes continued his career at Sanquin as the head of various production departments related to aseptic filling and biochemical separation of plasma products. He was also responsible for different projects, like streamlining work processes and optimising technical installs.

From 2001 Johannes worked as an engineer for Centocor, often as project leader or manager on different projects, such as performance improvement and upgrades of utility systems. Johannes was also responsible for the WDI, WFI, HVAC systems and automation.


Johannes (1959) likes to spend time with his family. He also loves music and sport: fitness, skating and cycling.


  • Design of utility systems (WFI, HPW, PW, clean steam and HVAC)
  • Lean six sigma, OPEX, continuous improvement
  • Interim management
  • Project and program management
  • Validation management