In 2005, I decided to use my knowledge, network and experience within the international logistics sector to help companies fill senior management positions. The focus here is on thinking with clients about how best to fill key positions. This is what makes the Executive Search profession so much fun and interesting for me. It involves a strong focus on content and quality, and translating the wishes of stakeholders within an organisation into candidates. Together with a very pleasant team that is constantly working on finding talents in the international logistics and Supply Chain market. We have a strong opinion of our own that continuously challenges our clients, candidates and especially our own team to come up with successful and creative solutions. In addition, we have fun together and (under)support each other when necessary.
Besides SCM Executives, my passion lies in helping people who have it a lot less than we do in our enormously wealthy West. I am grateful to be part of Stichting4Life, which is committed to giving women and children in Africa's largest slum a chance of work or education. With the team at Stichting4Life, we carry the challenging responsibility of creating sustainable employment for 1,600 women, giving children a fair chance at a basic education.
While studying Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, I got intrigued by human interaction within organizations. Especially, human interaction in change projects that are often hard to predict. The effect of diversity, culture and internal politics provides a challenging context in which business and psychology are interchangeably connected. Clearly, I wanted to know more about this! As soon a I held the title of behavioural scientist, I chose a career in the field of Executive Search.
Which is a challenging field that continuously changes, and still provides new insights every day! Thanks to many inspiring conversations with professionals in board and senior management positions, I gained knowledge of and experience in the subject matter, Supply Chain and Logistics, and business management, organizations and (change) management. Combined with my background in psychology, this turned into a unique perspective and a solid base for Executive Search and Business Coaching. In Business Coaching, I am focused on the successful development of people and organizations.
I have an entrepreneurial spirit, and I like to work together with people driven by ambition. In my personal life, I prefer to be out and about with friends and family. Together with them, I enjoy extensive dining and a good glass of wine!
For years I have worked in tourism and hospitality. I have been a sales representative at an airline, was the sales & marketing manager of a hostel based in Amsterdam and Lisbon and organised educational group trips for a tour operator. Although I always enjoyed working in the tourism industry, it was time for a new adventure.
And right at that moment, SCM Executives came down my path. What I liked most about my previous roles, was working with so many different types of people. Being able to help and make people happy, is what drives me. As a consultant at SCM Executives, I am looking forward to collaborate with candidates and clients, finding the right match for each opportunity. Maintaining good relationships with customers is important to me and I look forward to broadening my knowledge and experience within a new field of work.
In my spare time, I love working out, visiting bars and restaurants with friends and am always looking forward to the next trip on the calendar.
My background is in the hotel industry. After gaining experience in the position of Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, I made the transition to a management position in the field of Operational Management, Human Resources and training. With the knowledge and experience of 'sitting on the other side of the table', I eventually opted for a role as Executive Search Consultant. And this is where I have found my passion. My interest in both the organization and candidate is continuously fed. What can I do to help both parties as best as possible? Where can a connection be made? And how do we achieve the optimal result?
In my role as Senior Consultant at SCM Executives, I am responsible for the entire executive search process, together with the team. We distinguish ourselves through the unique 360 degree approach, but also through our personal approach towards the client and candidate. In addition, we advise clients on issues related to Supply Chain and Logistics. I am extremely proud to be part of the experienced team of professionals within SCM Executives.
In my spare time I like to run and watch football. I also enjoy discovering new restaurants, which I prefer to visit with family and friends.
With my background within the hospitality industry I have recently started a new challenge: Consultant at SCM Executives. During my professional career I have been working as a flight attendant where I have travelled all over the world. Besides working as a flight attendant, I also have experienced working as a recruiter within the IT sector.
I love working with people and being the spider in the web within an organization. Moreover, I am enthusiastic and love to work together in a team to achieve great results. In my spare time I like to sing and play piano. Furthermore, I am a huge wintersport fan and I like to travel. Being surrounded with friends and having a nice dinner is also one of my hobbies.
While studying Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam, I decided that it was time to use all the knowledge I gained from studying and put it to a practical use at SCM Executives. Having grown up in a very international context, I was always interested and comfortable with being around and interacting with many different people from anywhere around the world and this definitely became useful at SCM.
In my role as an Executives Business Search Analyst at SCM Executives, I mainly support the consultants the search for candidates. I examine different industries/markets of clients and roles to create scans, so consultants have a better understanding of the market they are working in. In my free time, I love to play sports such as football, squash, and swimming. During the weekend, I enjoy exploring Amsterdam and finding new bars and restaurants to go to with my friends.
Ik ben geboren in Kenia en opgegroeid in Zwitserland. Mijn hele leven ben ik altijd in contact geweest met een breed scala aan mensen en culturen. Het bruisende Amsterdam spreekt mij dan ook erg aan.
Als nieuwsgierige student raakte ik snel vertrouwd in Nederlands en werd verliefd op het land. Dit gaf me het vertrouwen om naast mijn studie op zoek te gaan naar een uitdagende baan.
Mijn rol als Executives Business Search Analyst bij SCM Executives omvat het ondersteunen van consultants bij specifieke opdrachten. Ik onderzoek verschillende industrieën/markten van klanten en rollen om scans te maken, zodat consultants een beter begrip kunnen krijgen van de markt waarin ze werken.
In mijn vrije tij sport ik graag. Van zwemmen tot snowboarden, zolang ik het maar met mensen kan doen.
With over a decade of experience in finance, spread across banking, I have now taken on new challenges starting a new chapter of life with a fresh eye in SCM Executive Search.. The unique touch and input we may have in finding the best fit for both client and candidate is exhilarating. Not only is it exciting to start new life moving from Dubai to Netherlands, but also being able to use my life experience in encounters that I may face. I look forward to learning the culture of The Netherlands as well as learn business techniques within my career.
When I’m not in the office, I would love to skate on ice or be a “tourist” here and see Netherlands with all its wonders.
“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I started my professional career as a sales executive for luxury lifestyle estates and recently moved into supply chain. I wanted a new career path that combines two things I am passionate about, logistics and working with people. That is why I decided to work at SCM Executives as a consultant. My main focus is to become an expert in executive search and create value by finding high-quality talent tailored to our client's needs.
I am a bon vivant who enjoys the outdoors, traveling, watching and sports such as golf. As an expat from South Africa, you can find me around a braaivleis (BBQ) fire with friends on weekends.
After completing my Law degree in South Africa, I came to The Netherlands for a year to explore Europe which I am still doing, 17 years later. I have been in the Recruitment industry since 2006 and had the privilege of building my experience in various countries, companies, and industries. Having worked in the permanent recruitment, executive search, and interim assignments I still find satisfaction in bring the needs of clients and candidates together.
From my experience withing Supply Chain and Logistics I have known SCM Executives for a long time and has seen the growth and development. Since joining on an Interim Assigment in 2023 I felt that there is much more to offer and therefore I have been able to continue to relationship by building out the Interim Management division with SCM Executives further.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outside and we travel as much as possible. I have a passion for Africa and enjoy sharing this with others when I get the opportunity. Spending time with family and friends around a Braai is what I spend most weekends doing and being active is also part of my lifestyle.
With a background in the hospitality industry and experience in recruitment across various corporate environments, I have cultivated a strong blend of soft and analytical skills that define my approach to work.
I am a people person who thrives on connecting individuals and bringing them together to achieve common goals. My time as a consultant has shaped my critical thinking and solution-oriented mindset, enabling me to navigate and solve complex challenges.
In my spare time, I both practice and teach yoga as it is my passion to share knowledge and train others. When I am not on my yoga mat, you will find me in the kitchen, cooking dinners for family and friends.
After completing my Master's degree in Industrial Psychology in South Africa, I began working at a mine where I collaborated with a wide variety of individuals, from laborers to executives, and realized how crucial it is to have the right people in the right positions. Most of my time was spent conducting assessments of new hires to ensure we objectively identified and developed the best candidates for their new positions. This is where I discovered my passion for working with people and promoting individual, team, and organization-wide growth. I've also worked as a Consultant for companies in web development, law, human resources, government, and education. At SCM Executives, my objective is to use my acquired knowledge and interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills to identify the most qualified candidates to meet our clients’ specific needs.
In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, playing sports, and riding my bicycle. In addition, I like to travel and spend time with my family and friends. "Be the change you want to see in the world" is a quote that I hold dear and strive to live by.