Saja Chander (48) | Founding Partner
I am true connector. My strenght lies in organizational implementation and executation of strategies, bringing on board all parties and reaching both short and long term goals. I believe people are the strongest assets of a company and succes, growth and impact lies in how they are enabled to operate and execute. I have a background in Law and International Business Management and I have worked in the financial sector in a variety of positions for 14 years. I provide specific support on organizational execution and implementation in organizations, stakeholder management, opening up new networks and coaching and mentoring.
My sources of inspiration are my children, family, friends and the many people I have met and meet in my personal and business life.
Mark Durno | Advisor/Member Investment Committee
Mark grew up farming in NE Scotland. After practising as a Scottish lawyer, he became a member of the startup team at UrbanFarmers (Switzerland, 2011). As Managing Director UF Benelux, he successfully secured funding to expand the company operations internationally and build Europe’s largest commercial urban farm (The Hague, 2015). He is currently Program Director Agritech at Rockstart (early seed Accelerator, Amsterdam) and is responsible for financing and driving a new vertical accelerator focussed on food and agriculture (2017).
Henk van de Meent | Operations and Communication
Henk is a true team player and the operational driving force for NLimpact. Henk has substantial hands-on experience from a variety of functions in the financial sector. His focus is keeping the business moving forward in an efficient manner and making sure the team has the necessary tools and technology to work together to accomplish its goals. He believes in the entrepreneurial spirit NLimpact breathes. Let's make a difference in this world; let's have Impact!
Maurice Wijmans | Investment Manager
Maurice brings in a long track record in commercial finance, gained in various sectors with ABN AMRO and NIBC Bank. Having a background in Business Economics, he is very enthusiastic to broaden his scope to young, innovative companies which aim to make our world a bit better. He seeks young entrepreneurs who have proven their skills in the market and who are now ready to scale up. Maurice is keen to making the perfect match between ambitious companies and investors who understand their business.
Sheniva Lindveld | PR and Marketing
Sheniva has a background in branding and marketing in the creative world. She has been working as a freelancer, as brand consultant and supports NLimpact with creating content for various events and social media. Growing up in a entrepreneurial family she holds a special place in her heart for ambitious start-ups. She is an energetic person, who loves to take the initiative. Motivating and inspiring others to follow their dream, by following hers, is what she strives for.