Robert-Jan van Ogtrop
Founder and Chairman at Circle Economy
Lead, Global Center of Competence for Circular Economy at IBM
Communications Manager, Global Corporate Affairs at HEINEKEN International
Emeritus Professor of Leadership
University of Exeter
Associate Professor in Agribusiness Management and Organisational Change at Wageningen University
Co-founder and CEO of Tykn
Chairwoman of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge
Moderator of the Nudge Summit
Manager Nudge Global Impact Challenge
Jan van Betten
Event Manager Nudge Global Impact Challenge
Leadership and communications advisor, LeaderScope
Director Nudge Global Impact Challenge
Junior Project and Communications Manager
Caroline Arias van Oordt
Project Management and Communications Coordinator
Sophie van den Hoogenband
Social media team member
Team member Wageningen University
Evelien van Ierssel
Social media team member
Effie van Betten
Social media team member
India Ambassador Nudge
Change Consultant / Digital Strategist
Partner at The Changery
Caroline van Frankenhuyzen
Specialist in Psychology & Leadership
Leadership Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Owner of Executive TopTeams
Coach / Mentor / Project Leader with international experience
Board Member Cooperative Manifesto Netherlands
Impact Professional and Founder of Purpose People
Founder BEGIN met Duurzaamheid
Ilona ten Boer
Owner of Ilona ten Boer Coaching
Accredited Coach at Wildschut Coaching
Jorn de Vries
Strategy Consultant / Executive Coach
Transformational Coach / Tutor
Creative Consciousness Coach
Lars van der Wielen
Performance Coach / Talent and Leadership Developer
Trainer / Coach / Advisor at AVK
Consultant Sustainable Employability at DI-Katalysator
Mariëlle van Lankeren Matthes-Coenen
Transition Manager Organisational Development at Rabobank
Martin J. Verweij
Coach at CIC Company
Sustainability Program Manager at Rabobank Netherlands
Career Coach and Trainer at University of Amsterdam, Yoga Teacher
Coach at CIC Company
Miriam Gosling Gage
Consultant, Project Manager and Coach at Pelumbra Ltd
Trainer / Coach
Organisation and Career Coach
Creative Entrepreneur in Sustainability / Creative Advisor / Campaigner
Parel van der Plas
Organisational Psychologist / Entrepreneur
Founder of Aguialabs
Wim Schreuder Goedheijt
Xavier Op de Laak
Trainer, Facilitator & Coach at Ignis Alliance
International Expansion and Business Development Manager at INCO Business Group
2017 Challenge Winner, Co-Founder of PeoplePods
Manager Strategy, Communication & Change
Director Impact Analytics at Steward Redqueen
Business Process Manager at Unica Groep
Lawyer Healthcare and Life Sciences at Van Doorne
Co-Founder of PeoplePods
Danny den Hartog
Sales Director at Somnox
Erik Jan Verhulst
Founder of Scribe Communities
Founder at HopStep&Leap Company
Mark van Baal
Founder at Follow This
Director Sustainability at Philips
Michiel van Mierlo
Founder of It’s About RoMi
Managing Partner at P2
Founder / CEO of Garage
Winner 2016 Challenge / Senior Compliance and Prevention Officer at Financial Intelligence Centre
Co-founder / CEO at Circular IQ
Founder of Tykn
Executive Director at Nudge NL
Walle Oppedijk van Veen
Co-Founder and Investment Manager of the ForestEffect Fund
Impact Creator at LeaderScope
Robert-Jan van Ogtrop, Founder and Chairman at Circle Economy
Robert-Jan van Ogtrop is the former CEO of Bols Royal Distilleries and subsequently CEO of Remy Cointreau, prior to becoming an industrial partner at CVC Capital Partners. Subsequently, he founded the social enterprise Circle Economy (www.circle-economy.com) with the goal to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. In this regard, he is also an active investor in a number of companies with the objective to make them circular. Robert-Jan is always looking to combine his business experience with activities focused on nature conservation, sustainability and on business development in Africa and Europe, amongst others as chairman of African Parks, chairman of the TBL Mirror Fund, as founder of the FNL (Foundation for Natural Leadership) and as non-executive board member of a number of other companies.
Jad Oseyran, Leader of IBM’s Global Center of Competence for Circular Economy
Jad Oseyran leads the IBM Global Center of Competence for Circular Economy. The team is at the forefront of developing and implementing technology and business solutions to tackle structural waste in various industries. He is also a member of the IBM Industry Academy, a select group at IBM recognised for shaping global industry agendas. Jad is also leading the global task force for Resource Efficiency for the G7 and the G20.
Jad has strategy and operational experience in business transformations of various multinationals. He holds a BE degree in Industrial Engineering and a MSc in Supply Chain Design and Management from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Dayna Adelman, Communications Manager, Global Corporate Affairs at HEINEKEN International
Dayna is a passionate communications professional, who previously worked as Director of CSR at HEINEKEN USA. She currently oversees crisis and reputation management for HEINEKEN N.V. in Amsterdam. We are thrilled to welcome her back as Dayna was herself a participant at the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2015 – here is how she described her experience at the time:
“Over the course of the three days I had the chance to network, collaborate and create with 30 of the brightest individuals I’ve ever met from 19 countries. I learned more about myself – and my purpose – than I ever could have imagined, and I walk away today with a strong sustainability impact plan that will revolutionize how we raise awareness about recycling in the United States.”
Jonathan Gosling, Emeritus Professor of Leadership
Jonathan Gosling is Professor of Leadership Studies at the business school of the University of Exeter. Professor Gosling’s research areas entail leadership and ethics in strategic changes, contemporary innovations in leadership development and fostering continuity in change through leadership.
Moreover, he collaborates with organizations and institutions throughout the world, such as the Renmin University of China, Singapore Civil Service College and the Leadership Trust Foundation.
“The solution to today’s real management problems cannot be found in business school courses. Business education is typically good at taking complex problems and chunking them down into bite-sized pieces. But this is only half the problem, and by far the least important: the real challenge is to ‘make management workable’. You can take a course and acquire a lot of knowledge, but how do you use it in practice?”
Domenico Dentoni, Associate Professor in Agribusiness Management and Organisational Change at Wageningen University
Domenico Dentoni grew up in Italy and lived in Africa, the US and Australia before becoming associate professor in Strategic Change Management and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies at Wageningen University & Research, where he leads the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation. This program builds coherence across multiple partnerships to address global issues of food security, poverty and climate change. His travels and work inspired him to participate in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge. Domenico is the instructor for the systemic change session, which will take place on Saturday morning, October 28, part of the overall assessment during the Nudge Global Impact Challenge.
Tey El-Rjula, Co-founder and CEO of Tykn
In 2012, Toufic ‘Tey’ El-Rjula discovered that he is, in fact, an ‘invisible man’. On his Dutch driver’s licence, you will not find that he was born in a city such as London, Berlin, or Amsterdam. Instead, he is declared as being ‘Unknown’. This is because Tey was born in Kuwait, during the gulf war, when the birth registries were destroyed en masse. As such, he does not have a birth certificate, and even if copies were to exist, neither he, nor the issuing authority could possibly verify it.
In 2014, he started his asylum application in a refugee camp in the Netherlands, where he was forced to move after his work permit of five years was terminated. Here, for two years, he felt the pain of thousands of Syrian refugees unable to verify the authenticity of their documents.
Ultimately, the experiences the refugees shared with Tey in the Dutch refugee camp regarding the hardships they suffered as ‘invisible people’ gave him the inspiration and motivation to found Tykn, together with social entrepreneur Khalid Maliki, in order to work on providing self-sovereign identity to all.
At the Challenge, Tey will tell his personal story on blockchain for 20 minutes and will also be one of our 23 experts/facilitators to work with the participants on their impact plans in a ‘friendly consulting’ session. We hope that he will inspire any budding entrepreneurs!
Anne-Maartje Oud, Chairwoman of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge
Anne-Maartje Oud studied dramatic expression by means of word and gestures at the School of Arts and graduated as a teacher/director. After her studies, Anne-Maartje briefly worked as an actor giving workshops on presentation techniques and non-verbal communication. During her 5-year employment at a reputable training agency, she specialised as a personal behavioural consultant in effective communication. In 2006, she set up her own consultancy and training agency ‘The behaviour Company’. Anne-Maartje specialises in non-verbal communication, influencing others, communication skills and leadership. She teaches managers and executives in effective communication, profiling and influencing others.
Lars Sørensen, Moderator of the Nudge Summit
International Chairman | Presenter | Moderator | Interviewer | Keynote speaker
Lars Sørensen is a live-communication expert and event professional with over 10 years’ experience and a background in media, journalism and B2B events. He started to work as an event organiser while working on social development projects. He also has working experience as coach, trainer and as a teacher and suddenly found himself on National radio at BNR Newsradio and National Radio 2.
Ilse Lettinga, manager Nudge Global Impact Challenge
Jan van Betten, founder of Nudge
Jan van Betten started his career as a junior company lawyer with Philips before joining British American Tobacco. In 2005 he moved with his family to Munich to take up the role of CEO of Reed Elsevier Deutschland GmbH. Inspired by the development of a consumer platform for sustainable consumption in Germany, he started the social enterprise Nudge in the Netherlands in November 2010.
Nudge is the consumer platform for a sustainable society. Nudge connects consumers, companies, NGO’s and institutes to enable bottom-up initiatives that bring positive and durable change to our society. We aim to provide opportunities to take action that are accessible to everyone. We facilitate this through our platform and broad network.
Nudge is a social enterprise. We do business to make a change and we believe that knowledge and expertise is worth more when shared. Financial return is not our primary goal, but achieving our social mission is.
Rianne Hammenga, Event Manager Nudge
Driven by a wish to work for brands that add more to the world, she joined Nudge four years ago. Starting from sales and relationship management with the Friends of Nudge and partner organisations, she moved into the field of communications. In this position she enjoys the challenge to encourage people to positive behavioural change.
This year she is, for the second time, involved in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge as event manager of the Nudge Summit. With her endless energy and hands-on mentality, this role is wonderfully suited to her! Looks forward to see our joint efforts brought together in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge.
Rick Koster, Founder & CEO LeaderScope
During his work as biology teacher at multicultural high school in Amsterdam, Rick joined The Leadership Group to support leaders in their personal development and communication. In leadership programs in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, Rick shares his passion for interpersonal learning, presentation and non-verbal communication. In supporting others to get the best of themselves, his credo is: feel positive, think creative.
Yori Kamphuis, Leadership and communication advisor, The Leadership Group
“In what I do, I look for passion in others. Making things happen. Striving for goals with passion.
It is my goal is to help provide solutions for the challenges our world faces. And to spread positive energy. Through sharing thoughts, running a business, collaborating and creating mutual understanding in our changing world.”
Specialties: Cyber Security, Team building, People management, Leadership, Motivational Speaking
Pepijn Duijvestein, Director
Sustainable Business Engineer
> Innovation, creative and concept development
> Company & product strategy
> Branding & marketing
> Digital strategy, IT development and project management
The MacGyver of sustainability
There’s a huge difference between professionals talking about change, transition and sustainability and people doing it.
Pepijn fits the last description. What describes him best is an innovative catalyst, in each part of the process. He lives and breathes sustainability, instead of talking about it. And he’ll make it happen, whatever is required.
Competences: change-thinker and do-er, creative development and implementation of transition, connecting his extensive network, concerned with details without loosing the big picture, hands-on business sense, chain analysis, communication, business- and concept development.
A transitional process is dynamic. Pepijn is agile and adaptive, changes along with the requirements. From thinking to acting, from analysing to connecting, from pinpointing the problem, to being part of the solution.