I am an internationally oriented dynamic leader and manager. I am a strong believer in social change by facilitating connections and mutual understanding between different stake-holders. I believe in promoting systemic change so that poor segments of society can also benefit from a globalized world with fair sharing of resources and equal opportunity. I hold a senior position in Mercy Corps and I create organizational value through strategic coherence and synergy, efficient operational management and increased team performance. I am a trained workplace coach and at ease in complex organisational settings.
I have lived and worked outside of the Netherlands (my country of birth) for more than 25 years. My job has now taken me to four continents. I love other cultures and have a passion for tribal and contemporary art. I love spending time with my family, good food, 50's and 60's jazz music and painting.