The CWW Team

Learn more about us by meeting our impact-driven team!

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Gitte Büch

Managing Director

Gitte is passionate about helping to unleash the potential of (young) African entrepreneurs at scale. She is driven by the ambition to contribute to an equitable and sustainable world. Gitte has worked and lived in Africa and South East Asia for many years, both on policy and program level. Her expertise on public private partnerships, resource mobilization and change management enables her to foster collaboration and design successful strategies for change. She has a result-based focus and believes in the power of win-win solutions.

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Bas Gadiot

Business Director

Bas develops new business for Crosswise Works, often in partnership with cross-sector stakeholders. His expertise on market systems, private sector development and building public private partnerships is used in consultancy work and Crosswise Works home grown programs. He specializes in work around agri-business and circular economy. Energetic and analytically strong, he is most passionate about entrepreneurship, support of growing businesses and market system development. Feel free to reach out to Bas via email or LinkedIn!

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Magdalis Mercilia

Finance Manager

Magdalis is an experienced professional with a high level of integrity in financial management, valuing warm and attentive contact with international partners. A combination of open communication and strong analytical skills allows her to untangle complex situations with ease. Magdalis' energy is fuelled by collaborating in teams, and can be reached via email or LinkedIn!

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Malou van Nieuwkoop

Senior Impact Manager

With buckets of managerial and consulting experience, Malou brings a bottom up approach to her projects. Working on innovative solutions that make a difference, she has a pragmatic and hands-on mentality, bringing clarity to things which need to be done - very useful capabilities for an impact manager. Contact Malou via email or LinkedIn!

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Charlotte Petty

Senior Impact Manager

Charlotte is an experienced project lead having implemented large public health programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Using innovative approaches, digital technology and multi-sectoral strategies, Charlotte is passionate about inclusive entrepreneurship as a key opportunity to drive economic and gender justice and contribute to global health equity. She has the ability to think strategically while simultaneously understanding the importance of people and building relationships to ensure long term, sustainable success.

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Jip van Leemput

Impact Manager

Jip approaches projects with a pragmatic, sustainable, and intersectional outlook. With her experience on the ground in West and East Africa, she keeps a Human Centered approach at the forefront of her work. Jip has managed multiple large projects, budgets, and stakeholders. Reach out to Jip via email or LinkedIn!

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Rose Vreugdenhil

Impact Manager

Rose is passionate about designing and implementing capacity strengthening programs for inclusive youth entrepreneurship.

She is driven by a specific focus on gender equality and an intersectional outlook on economic sustainability. Rose is experienced in ensuring that a human-centered and collaborative approach is central across program design, implementation and M&E. Reach out to Rose via email or LinkedIn!

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Marianne Brandt

Back Office Manager

Marianne takes care of Crosswise Works' internal organisation; ranging from office-related tasks to working effectively together on the principles of Holacracy.

She is an experienced professional in the area of process development & improvement, personal leadership, and intercultural & effective cooperation. Being a calm and warm person, propagating explicit communication and a good balance between task and people orientation, she ensures the foundation of Crosswise Works is strong to support the implementation of all our exciting projects!

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JelYvon Kadijk

Board Chair

JelYvon is an experienced transition manager and coach. It provides energy for change, so that people don't want to go back. She creates impact with calm and confidence by focusing on talent and ownership. She brings things back to the essence, that simplicity is often so clear and inspiring.

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Karol Hillebrandt

Board Secretary

Karol is secretary of the board of Crosswise Works. As an employment lawyer, he brings experience in the field of legal affairs and human resources. Karol is a partner and co-founder of the Amsterdam based employment law firm Sparck. You can contact Karol via email or LinkedIn.

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Sjoerd Kramer

Board Treasurer

Sjoerd is treasurer of the board of Crosswise Works. Providing a relevant contribution to our society is an important value. As an auditor, he provides his perspective and experience in the field of governance, internal controls, financial reporting and NGO’s in an international context. You can contact Sjoerd via LinkedIn.

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