Director of H2O People.
I have been active for almost 10 years in the water management sector as a programme manager for several personal development programmes in the water sector. I learned to set up a professional programme with the Nationaal Watertraineeship, a young professional programme in The Netherlands, running since 2010. Creating a complete new programme with senior professionals with Project24. At the European Junior Water Programme we created and shared our knowledge within an European context.
In my prior career, I served as a project and communication consultant for several government bodies and NGOs, and as campaign manager during the provincial council elections.
I am a bit of a stranger in the water sector as proud Master in political science and a Bachelor’s degree in religious studies, I specialized in Religion and Violence. I always thought I accidentally turned up into the water sector until I heard Kofi Annan at Making Waves (7 September 2017) conference in The Netherlands connecting the work on water, with the complexities of todays challenges. And see the interlinkage of water, culture and conflict. And the need for a more holistic approach in the water sector.
My multidisciplinary background has provided me with the vision, tools, and insights needed to uncover opportunities for cooperation that will benefit the various clients. I like to make connections and bring the water sector a step forward. My focus and determination, my exceptional planning and organization skills, and my proactive, outward-oriented approach ensure that new ideas are embraced and implemented in collaboration with various partners.
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