Our management board


“Point of view, energy and network”

Ynse de Boer
President of the Board
Board Member EuroCham

Partner & Managing Director – Strategy & Sustainability
at Accenture 


  • Leads Accenture’s Strategy & Sustainability practice for the region
  • Advises on issues of strategy at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability
  • Co-authored twice the world’s largest study on CEO attitudes to sustainability for the United Nations
  • Knowledge partner to the authorities of Singapore and serves on various boards and advisory panels
  • Holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology
  • +7 years in Singapore



“Over a decade connecting people in Singapore”


Mieke De Schepper
Vice President of the Board
C0-Chair of the Travel & Hospitality Committee


Vice President Asia Pacific
at Expedia Inc.


  • Responsible for APAC hotel relationships for all Expedia brands
  • Prior GM, Philips Lightning Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar & Mongolia; prior global consumer marketing at Philips Video & Multimedia Applications, APAC Senior Director Consumer Lighting Marketing and Sales
  • Prior consultant in McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam
  • MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of Technology
  • +11 years in Singapore


“From a one-man show to large MNC, DutchCham has you covered”

Bas Winkel
Honorary Treasurer


Managing Director
at LeaseWeb Asia Pacific


  • Prior held various senior IT and Operations positions at ING in Singapore, the Netherlands and Belgium. Last position: Director Operations Business Lending, Asia at ING
  • Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen
  • Working in Singapore for +12 years



“I work with a lot of technology startups as well as large organizations and am often able to bring the two worlds together, helping both parties achieve greater business success.”

Arnout Mostert

Board Member


Partner at AccelerAsia


  • Partner at AccelerAsia, which he founded with two partners in 2009. AccelerAsia helps rapidly growing companies expand in Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • Eight years’ global marketing experience from working at Shell
  • Mentors startups in various forums (Seedcamp, Startupbootcamp, Founder Institute)
  • Has a master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University and an INSEAD MBA
  • Has an extensive network in the region
  • +13 years in Singapore


“Working for Air France-KLM in marketing, branding and communication in South East Asia, I have been providing support to the DutchCham team to create and implement a professional marketing communication plan and assist with a variety of communication activities”

Edith Kraaijeveld
Board Member


CRM & Public Relations manager
at Air France KLM Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia


  • Started working with KLM in Singapore in 1996 and has held several positions in ground handling, customer care, direct sales and marketing
  • First came to Singapore in 1978
  • Prior to moving back to Singapore in 1993, Studied Journalism at Curtin University, Perth Australia
  • +29 years in Singapore


“A self-starting attitude, enthusiasm and a helping hand when planning under pressure!”

Olivier van Hardenbroek

Board Member


Business Manager Energy, Commodities and Transportation Clients Asia
at ABN AMRO Bank


  • Joined ABN AMRO Singapore in 2011; prior to which he was relationship manager for Commercial Banking in Rotterdam
  • Holds a Masters degree in International Business Administration and Finance from the Maastricht University
  • Lived and studied throughout Asia including Brunei, China, India and Singapore
  • +5 years in Singapore


“Creating an environment for business and professionals to connect, network and to increase their knowledge about many relevant topics.”

Femke Hellemons
Board Member
Chair of the HR Committee

Country Manager
at Adecco


  • Prior Director for in-house solutions with Adecco in the Netherlands
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Management
  • +4 years in Singapore


“Connecting and promoting the Dutch maritime and offshore industry in Singapore.”

Dave Wisse
Board Member
Chair of the Maritime & Offshore Committee


Contract Manager
at Smit / Boskalis


  • Responsible for commercial matters related to salvage and wreck removal operations in the Asia Pacific region
  • Previously worked at SMIT / Boskalis headquarters in The Netherlands
  • Nearly 5 years at a marine insurance company in both legal and commercial roles
  • Legal background holding an LLM (Master) degree in Business Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands
  • Board member of Dutch maritime social network club ‘De Ruyter’
  • +2 years in Singapore





“Connecting people.”

Hans Akerboom


Deputy Ambassador
at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


  • Hans has been working as the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore since August 2014
  • He is also the Head of the economic section in the Embassy, which deals with trade, innovation, investment and agriculture
  • Hans is a career diplomat and has also worked in Angola, Yemen and Ethiopia.
  • In his previous job Hans worked as the spokesperson for Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade
  • +2 years in Singapore



Executive team



“Connecting people and ideas in the key to unlock business opportunities. That is what we do best!” 

Nele Cornelis

Executive Director


  • Joined DutchCham (S) in 2011
  • Lived and worked in Europe and in the US, Washington DC area for 7 years
  • Was in several senior marketing/sales and communications positions at major media concerns like Chicago Tribune Media, Corelio (VUM) and De Tijd
  • Played a key role for a joint venture of the sales divisions of the main financial publications within the EuroNext zone (De Tijd, Les Echos and Het Financieele Dagblad)
  • Masters degree in Business Administration (EHSAL Management School, Brussels), Post Master degree (University of Brussels) and Bachelor in Mass Communications (Artevelde University college, Ghent)
  • +8 years in Singapore


“Providing easy access to the business platform most relevant to you in this little red dot.”

Mirjam Hansen
Business  and Committee Manager


  • Master’s degree in Development Studies from Uppsala University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business & Management from the Hanze University Groningen
  • Prior Policy Officer at the Sustainable Economic Development Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague
  • Worked and studied in the Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, Finland, Spain and Singapore
  • +2 years in Singapore

“Playing a key role behind the scenes, both for members and colleagues.”


Saskia Kops
Admin Officer


  • Grade upper secondary vocational education in business and administration
  • Worked with Radio Netherlands, NOS Teletekst and Wing Surveys
  • Previously worked 8.5 years as an administrative officer and project manager for Sablebonne Communications in the Netherlands
  • Involved with project management, media procurement, administration and office management
  • Lived in the Netherlands, St.Maarten (Caribbean), Indonesia and Singapore
  • +2 years in Singapore