Willie Pietersen

Willie Pietersen was raised in South Africa, and received a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. After practicing law, he embarked on an international business career. Over a period of twenty years he served as the CEO of multibillion-dollar businesses such as Lever Foods, Seagram USA, Tropicana and Sterling Winthrop’s Consumer Health Group. and author of Strategic Learning. He has served as a teacher and advisor to many global companies, including Aviva, Bausch & Lomb, Boeing, Chubb Corp., Deloitte, DePuy, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, Henry Schein, Inc., Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Novartis Oncology, SAP, UGI and also the Girl Scouts of the USA. Willie is the author of two books, Strategic Learning and Reinventing Strategy.


I am someone with minimal technical expertise, and it has been a boon and pleasure to be guided by Carol and her team at AuthorsOnTheWeb. They did a great website for me. I love their enthusiasm and “can-do” attitude.

—Willie Pietersen, author of Strategic Learning December 20, 2017