ABOUT GERRIEN

- NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUTHOR & SPEAKER

Gerrien is a (non-)executive director, advisory and passionate humanitarian, with the aim of promoting equal opportunities and broad welfare for everyone. She guides leadership processes, digital transformation of HR and culture change at global organizations and draws inspiration from them for her lectures and workshops. She makes an impact by combining strength in content with vision and empathy. Gerrien can be booked as a speaker, chairman and facilitator via Marga Miltenburg of ZijSpreekt.

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Gerrien's career

Gerrien’s career started as a trainee at Rabobank and global director Program & Change Management at KPMG Consulting. Before the latter she worked as an expat in Washington DC, New York and London for almost four years. She then worked as an associate director at EY’s head office. Since 2005, Gerrien has specialized in digital transformation, HR, change management, leadership development and culture change at global corporate organisations.

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Gerrien's activities

Gerrien works as an interim director and advisor at global corporate organizations and non profit. She helps boards of directors and management with their growth ambitions, in a way that does justice to their people and organization. To enable value creation and (team) development, instead of asking managers and employees to work in new ways within the boundaries of their old business model.

Gerrien is a non-executive board member and member of the remuneration committee of Examenkamer, which independently guarantees the quality of exams and examinations as a supervisor for every sector and every industry. She is a member of the supervisory board, member of the audit committee and chair of the Schoolfonds of Marnix College. She is also a member of the PE committee of the Erasmus Governance Institute, Erasmus University. Gerrien specializes in HR, organizational development, legal and governance.

Previously, Gerrien was an elected member of the NCD membership council of the Dutch Association of Commissioners and Directors. She was a supervisory member at the GAZO Foundation, a primary health care organization, and a member of the supervisory board of the Leprosy Foundation. 

- PASSIONS -

Music Festivals, Broad Welfare & Innovation

For Gerrien, her purpose is linked to a vocation: meaningful and satisfying work and broad welfare for everyone. Her activities in the context of women’s emancipation at the VVAO and developments in the labor market support her passion for equal opportunities for everyone. In 2017, as chair of the Innovation Committee of the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club, she organized an Innovation trip to Silicon Valley and LA, which laid the foundation for her book “Anyone can park a Tesla” about leadership in digital transformation. In addition to her career, Gerrien has set up and led a number of (classical) music festivals, which she combines with her love of travelling – “have stories to tell not stuff to show”. Gerrien was admitted to the What is Your Legacy | Vrouwen met Kracht collectie van Topvrouwen.nl.

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