Lawrence Brenninkmeyer

Lawrence D. Brenninkmeyer


Lawrence D. Brenninkmeyer is a Director of Strategy and Innovation at Cofra Holding Ltd, focusing on the digital transformation of the group's retail holdings. He previously served as the CEO of C&A China (2015-2017) and VP of Operations for C&A Brazil (2012-2015). From 2006 to 2011, Lawrence led C&A's entry into the Turkish market. Lawrence holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he focused on the cognitive underpinnings of successful leadership. He grew up in Japan and has lived in Germany, the USA, Turkey, Brazil and China. He speaks fluent English and German and is conversant in Dutch, Portuguese and French. He lives in London.



Year Degree Institution
2009 PhD, Learning Sciences Northwestern University
2001 BA, Cognitive Science & Philosophy Northwestern University


Year Title  
2009 Expert and Typical School Principals: A Comprehensive Look at Expertise through Problem Solving

Selected Publications

Brenninkmeyer, L.D., Spillane, J.P. (2008). Problem Solving Processes of Expert and Typical School Principals: A Quantitative Look. School Leadership & Management: 435-468.

Selected Presentations

Brenninkmeyer, L.D., Sherin, B.L., Spillane, J.P. (June, 2004). Representing a Problem Space: Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Practice of Instructional Leadership.. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Santa Monica, CA.

Research Interests

  • organizational learning and innovation
  • problem solving expertise
  • cognitive modelling
  • instructional leadership
  • knowledge management

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