Board

Board and Executive team

 

 

 

“Connecting people and businesses in and around Singapore”


(Vice-)President of the Board  •  Board Member EuroCham

CEO at Spinta

 

  • Investor, advisor and mentor for BtB Tech start-up and SME companies
  • MBA from INSEAD ( MBA87J)
  • Over 30 years of experience as CEO in the Telecom , Electronics and IT Industry
  • Worked for Dutch, French, American, Japanese and Israeli companies
  • +2 years in Singapore

 

 

“In order to do business, you have to know business – that’s why we strive to inspire & connect”

 

(Vice-)President of the Board

Partner at Loyens & Loeff

 

  • Corporate partner of Loyens & Loeff and heads the Loyens & Loeff Singapore office
  • Studied law in Amsterdam (UvA) and joined Loyens & Loeff in 1999
  • Prior to moving to Singapore, worked in the Loyens & LoeffAmsterdam, Luxembourg and New York office
  • +3 years in Singapore

 

“Enjoying to enhance together thé networking platform for Dutch business professionals”

 

Honorary Secretary

Senior Counsel at LOD law

 

  • Senior counsel to several legal teams in Singapore since 2014
  • Holds a master’s degree in Dutch Law and a master’s degree in Business Law from University of Groningen, the Netherlands and studied in Montreal
  • Joined Allen & Overy LLP in 2003, where she worked for 9 years, of which one with a client in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Joined the global private equity investor AlpInvest Partners in 2012
  • +3 years in Singapore

 

“Ensuring a good balance between financial stability and seizing opportunities to expand our footprint and impact”


Honorary Treasurer

CFO Asia Pacific at Randstad

 

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for APAC at Randstad
  • Holds the Dutch equivalent of CPA (RA)
  • Started career at PwC and held various Finance and Procurement positions at Pearle Opticians and Heineken
  • Worked in various operating companies within Randstad across The Netherlands, Switzerland and India. 
  • +1 years in Singapore

 

 

“I work with a lot of technology startups as well as large organizations and am often able to bring the two worlds together, helping both parties achieve greater business success.”


Board Member • SME Agenda & Asean Network

Partner at AccelerAsia

 

  • Founder and Partner at AccelerAsia, which helps rapidly growing companies expand in Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • Has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University and an INSEAD MBA
  • Prior to setting up AccelerAsia in 2009, he gained 8 years of global Marketing experience from working at Shell
  • Mentors startups in various forums (Seedcamp, Startupbootcamp, Founder Institute)
  • +13 years in Singapore

 

“Always looking for new initiatives to facilitate network opportunities”

 

Board Member • Social events

Managing Director at Business Games Asia

 

  • Managing Director at Business Games Asia, a leading global provider in vivid live games for learning and team building purposes.
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Groningen University, PMP, CPIM
  • International Consultancy background as Consultant and Project Manager. Since 2003 entrepreneur and involved in various initiatives
  • Held various board positions in Sydney and Zurich in Dutch Network organizations
  • +3 years in Singapore

 

“Engaging with business and society to create positive impact”

 

Board Member • Professional events • Chairman Sustainable Business Committee

Head of Sustainability Asia Pacific at ABN AMRO Bank

 

  • Head of Sustainability Asia Pacific at ABN AMRO Bank
  • Holds a Master of Law degree from Leiden University, a post-graduate degree in Employment Law of University of Rotterdam and studied Sustainability Studies at University of Cambridge
  • Started her career as an attorney and joined ABN AMRO in 2006 as Legal Counsel. Since 2011, specialised and developed expertise in Sustainable Banking: Responsible Finance: policy & environmental and social risk management (with a special focus on human rights due diligence and value chain management) as well as Sustainable Finance.
  • +1 years in Singapore

 


 

“Helping to connect people in Singapore”

 

Board Member • Coordination Industry Committees

Business Development Manager LNG Asia at Vopak

 

  • Business Development Manager LNG Asia at Royal Vopak
  • Holds a master’s degree in Economics (Finance) and a master’s degree in International relations from Groningen University, the Netherlands
  • Joined Vopak in 2010 and fulfilled various roles, such as Manager Investor Relations
  • In current role responsible for growing Vopak’s LNG projects pipeline in East of Suez.
  • +3 years in Singapore

 


 

 

 

“Working for Air France-KLM in marketing, branding & communication in the South East Asia, I have been providing support to the DutchCham team to create and implement a professional marketing communication plan and assist with a variety of communication activities.”


Board Member • Marketing & Communications

CRM & Public Relations Manager at Air France KLM Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

 

  • CRM & Public Relations Manager at Air France KLM Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia
  • First came to Singapore in 1978. Prior to moving back to Singapore in 1993, Studied Journalism at Curtin University, Perth Australia
  • Started working with KLM in Singapore in 1996 and has held several positions in ground handling, customer care, direct sales and marketing
  • +30 years in Singapore

 

“I consult with start ups as well as Fortune 500 companies for their marketing strategies. It’s all about connecting with consumers/businesses and understanding their needs. This is aligned to the ADB-DutchCham mission of helping business to achieve success in Singapore and even Asia.” 

 

Board Member • Editorial

Digital Marketing Strategy Director at 2Stallions

 

  • (Digital) Marketer, Speaker having been featured on the BBC. Managing Editor of the ADB-DutchCham Magazine
  • Holds a Master of International Business degree, Management of Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • Previous Experience – Working for FMCG multinationals (Danone & Royal FrieslandCampina) in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Singapore
  • A Permanent Resident of Singapore having worked and lived in more than 6 countries with an extensive network in Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.
  • +5 years in Singapore

 

“Firmly embedding the Netherlands in the global market place by enhancing ADB-DutchChams’ product offering”


Board Member • Sponsorship

Managing Director at Arcadia Agri

 

  • Experienced commodities trader with a focus on price and counterparty risk management
  • Has a master’s degree in Business Economics (Marketing, Strategy and Organizational Change) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Worked in the whole value chain of the commodity trade: from trade houses like Cargill and Noble Group to nancial institutions like Citibank and Finex to FMCG companies like Ruchi Soya in India
  • Lead M&A projects all over Asia and managed teams globally and now combining all his experience in a boutique fintech startup with focus on risk management consultancy and nance named Arcadia Agri
  • +14 years in Asia of which most of that in Singapore


“Connecting people.”

 

Observer
Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

 

  • Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore since August 2014
  • Also the Head of the economic section in the Embassy, which deals with trade, innovation, investment and agriculture
  • Career diplomat and has also worked in Angola, Yemen and Ethiopia. In his previous job Hans worked as the spokesperson for Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade
  • +3 years in Singapore


“I enjoy connecting people and businesses, and bring them a step closer to where they want to be.”

 

Executive Director

 

  • Executive Director for ADB-DutchCham
  • Holds a Master’s degree (with honors) in Public Administration from Leiden University, the Netherlands, was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley (California).
  • Started her career as a civil servant for 5 years, and worked for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Justice in The Netherlands, and interned with the Council Secretariat of the European Union to the United Nations in New York.
  • In Singapore, she worked as project manager and brought, amongst others, the World Press Photo exhibition (Dutch by origin) to Singapore with support of the Dutch and Singapore business community and handed the exhibition over to The Straits Times
  • +6 years in Singapore


“I think that it’s important as Dutch business community in Singapore to have a professional and strong image. An image that unites us and is representative of the members of ADB-DutchCham. I hope to build this image for our new organisation.”

 

Marketing Manager

 

  • Marketing Manager ADB-DutchCham and Owner of Triple You Design, a company specializing in communication and graphic design
  • Worked as the General Manager of the Association of Dutch Business People (ADB) for the past 2.5 years
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of the Arts Amsterdam, the Netherlands and studied Interactive Media and Animation at Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore.
  • Previously worked as a Producer for different television programs and worked over 4 years as Business Trainer and Coach for the Managers, Sales Executives and Recruiters of Timing. Training programs included: Communication courses, Presentation skills, Sales and Account Management
  • +7 years in Singapore


“Playing a key role behind the scenes; approachable – flexible – analytic – creative, both for members and colleagues.”

 

Admin Officer

 

  • Admin Officer of ADB-DutchCham
  • Worked with Radio Netherlands, NOS Teletekst and Wing Surveys and worked 8.5 years as an administrative officer and project manager for Sablebonne Communications in the Netherlands
  • Lived in the Netherlands, St.Maarten (Caribbean), Indonesia and Singapore
  • +3 years in Singapore