Pauline de Valk


Pauline de Valk joined Spring Associates in 2013 and is a Manager. In the last 6 years, she developed into an all-round strategy consultant with strong analytical, project management and client engagement skills. Pauline was involved a wide range of assignments ranging from corporate strategy development and operational improvement to business development and sustainability related projects, for large corporates, investors and entrepreneurs.

Areas of Expertise


During her studies, she gained strategy consulting experience with an internship at the Boston Consulting Group and she performed research for Siemens Wind Power.


  • Pauline holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, both from the Technical University of Delft.

Recent engagements

  • Involved in many of Spring’s engagements with Private Equity firms; specifically supported and led projects related to commercial due diligence and the integration of ESG (environmental, social and governance) in their core investment management activities.
  • Led an international growth strategy for a solar developer/ asset owner by analysing the growth outlook of the different markets, reviewing the support schemes and modelling the business case to assess the financial attractiveness.
  • Developed a sustainability strategy for a listed chemical company after they acquired a company that uses sustainable resources. We helped the company to merge these product propositions in a combined sustainable strategy.


A native Dutch speaker, Pauline is also fluent in English and intermediate in French and Spanish.