Team World Trade Center Twente
Freerk Faber is a professional networker with more than 25 years experience between government and companies. He is CEO of World Trade Center Twente since 2009. He is also Board Member of World Trade Center Netherlands Alliance and of World Trade Centers Association, HQ New York. Faber was head of Spatial Planning, Economy and Housing at the municipality of Hengelo. At the municipalities of Hengelo, Middelburg and Coevorden, he always worked at the interface between government and business. In the period prior to the establishment of World Trade Center Twente, he was closely involved in the concept development. With his many years of experience and a broad network both domestic and abroad, Freerk Faber supports companies in doing business internationally. His expertise lies in the field of international contacts, networking and export interests.
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Business Center Coordinator
Marie-José Nassette runs the Business Center and is the first point of contact for the rental of offices, flexible work spaces and the soft landing of foreign companies, a.o. startups and scaleups. Marie-José has gained extensive experience in marketing, sales and management support within the Royal Friesland Campina group. Now she uses her knowledge and experience for the benefit of WTC based entrepreneurs and the development of the World Trade Center Twente.
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Director of Operations and Projects
Monique’s international experience combined with her experience of manager of business, gives Monique know-how to view developments from multiple perspectives and implement this in different processes and teams. In her position as Director of Business and Projects, she keeps on developing the business processes of WTC Twente and manage multiple teams and projects on a daily basis. The projects can have an internal or external character, but in both Monique guards the efficient and effective use of people and resources.
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Operations Manager Expat Center East Netherlands
Michelle Ekkelkamp has been the Operations Manager of the Expat Center East Netherlands since September 2016. However, she has been involved in the Expat Center since the pilot phase in 2013. She herself has experienced being an expat in Singapore and England.
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Trade Service, marketing & communication employee
Leonie Hilbrink is responsible for the marketing and communication of all four pillars (business services, trade services, business club and expat center) of the World Trade Center Twente. In addition, she supports entrepreneurs in doing business internationally within the trade service pillar. Leonie has gained international experience within the marketing & events industry, energy industry and in sustainability/circularity.
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Expat Center East Netherlands Employee
As an employee of the Expat Center East Netherlands, Manon Vierdag is responsible for the communication and organizing activities, including Dutch language training for expats. Manon has been involved with the WTC Twente since November 2016.
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Employee Relocation Services
As a Relocation Services employee, Cornelieke Harreman guides internationals who come to work and live (temporarily) in the East of the Netherlands. She is responsible for the entire process of finding a suitable home, personal guidance and providing practical information about living and working in the Netherlands.
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