Meet the Experts

Making a difference and successfully transitioning your team to one that is ready to grow within the circular economy, requires customization and the ability to connect with the persons within your organisation.

Time to meet our team – and see how we can help yours!

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I have 25+ years of experience in developing and marketing innovations in biobased products, re/upcycling plastics and rubbers, adding value to wastes, and building solid partnerships and business cases for these.

“First within a series of EU R&D Programmes. Next, as entrepreneur, through the foundation of a Dutch/Hong Kong partnership, from where the pioneering industrial production of biobased plastic granules was created. In 2016, I co-founded another innovative company, which upcycles rubber from safety glass and converts it from ‘waste’ into valuable products.

More recently, I was contracted by the European Commission as its Circular Economy Orchestrator. In this role, I actively orchestrated the strategy, design, delivery, implementation, and quality control for the amplification of climate-positive impact through Systems Innovation as a Service.

In parallel, I continue to assist the European Commission as Expert Evaluator, Rapporteur, Reviewer and Monitor for Horizon Europe calls and projects dedicated to biobased products, plastics recycling, and circular economy.

Through these experiences, I have acquired in-depth insight into the importance of systems innovation within a global circular context, and the complexity for the required value chains transformation. Especially in my role of Pan-European CE Orchestrator, I have learned what it takes to design- and transform whole systems and to generate actionable intelligence for policy and decision makers to successfully transform CE value chains at (inter)national, regional, and local scale.

It has also strengthened my belief that the way to tackle the major global eco-economic issues, is through innovative entrepreneurship and smart international supply chain management. It requires a sustainable partnership between IGOs, governments, academia, funding bodies, financiers, pioneering SMEs, industries, and NGOs to effectively address the issues at hand.”

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I have a solid leadership experience and have coached international teams in environments that embrace change, cultivate excellence, productivity, growth, empowerment, teamwork.

“In the recent past, I have worked with American and Asian companies – in sales, customer service, and management. I have an experience from developing products & creating pricing strategies, to marketing & promotion, to consultative selling, to execution of programs through presentations, events, and trade shows. 

Personality-wise, I am a trainer who motivates the employee in a way that they get the most out of themselves. I motivate and try to inspire people by talking about how their task has an impact on the big picture and ultimately making your business successful.  I have dealt with different kinds of teams, from corporate to workers in very rural areas. From people with Master’s degree levels to high school grads, Asians, Caucasians, etc.  – As a leader we need recognize what a team needs in order to be successful – and remove obstacles from that path to success.

Great leaders find the balance between business foresight, performance, and character. They have vision, courage, integrity, humility and focus along with the ability to plan strategically and catalyze cooperation amongst their team.”

Many organisations have publicly declared to become “sustainable”, “circular” or “carbon neutral”. It sounds great, yet, fact is that not many executives know how to make that transition. One of the greatest challenges in organisations is to change the behaviour of its people.

Here’s where Circular Solutions steps in.

In our workshops, we first intensively train on becoming more ‘open-minded’ to change by
* making the participants become aware of how their mind controls their actions and, next,
* how to step out of ordinary patterns. 

After that, we educate participants on what it means to transition from a linear- to a Circular Economy – for society, for their organisation and on a personal level. Furthermore, we make them aware of
how the transition impacts their professional environment. 

In the Final stage, we train participants on how to implement the principles in their work and how to communicate the transition with confidence to their employees / team / clients / shareholders / stakeholders.


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