My job is to empower my clients and the organisational structure around them to achieve targeted results and have a clear impact in the European arena.
I have more than 14 years of experience in EU Public Affairs. Prior to becoming Managing Partner at Dr2 Consultants, I started out in Brussels as a Transport policy advisor to Dutch MEP, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (ALDE). Afterwards, I joined the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in 2011 as Manager Security, Facilitation and Cargo. In 2013, I became AEA’s Senior Manager for Public Affairs and created its Public Affairs function. This included internal communication and management of advocacy activities within the political, communication and research teams of the AEA.
My Proudest Achievements
I have built a successful consultancy in EU Public Affairs that has 15 international professionals in the areas of transport, digital & tech, and circular economy.
- Master Public Administration – Leiden University
- Bachelor European Studies – The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Dutch, English, French & German.
My Interests outside work
I am a proud mother of two sons and, at the same time, I am passionate about helping women raise their voice and achieve a more prominent role in EU Public Affairs.
My Favourite Brussels anecdote
Dr2’s top jobs are filled by two women!