During the 11th edition of the Seaside Dinner, we will discuss how you as a manager can play an important role in delivering ecological and social value. Sander de Kramer, journalist and social entrepreneur, shares his inspiring story about the importance of meaningful entrepreneurship. In addition, with the help of two panelists (Corine Duchenne-Reijnierse, Managing Director at Praxis and Merel Goossens, SVP of HR at Adyen) and everyone in the audience, we will discuss how companies can become “net positive” by giving more to the world then take them. Emphasize how such a transition can benefit the organization and thereby strengthen its competitive position.
The evening is moderated by Ynzo van Zanten. Ynzo is the former Chief Evangelist and Head of People & Culture at Tony’s Chocolonely, launched the English brand ‘Innocent Drinks’ on the European continent, taught Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Leadership at the HvA, and advises multiple organisations in the field of sustainability and communication. He uses his broad experience to guide and facilitate a lively discussion during this evening.
We warmly invite you to attend the Seaside Dinner 2023 and meet other peers during the evening.
Sander de Kramer,
Corine Duchenne-Reijnierse, Praxis
Journalist, social entrepreneur and crowned Chief of Sierra Leone
From 1994, De Kramer was editor-in-chief of the Rotterdam homeless newspaper. In 2003, he became the national coach of the Dutch homeless team, which won bronze at the World Cup Homeless Football in Graz, Austria. Together with Hugo Borst he founded the Sunday Foundation in 2007, to help underprivileged children in Sierra Leone. De Kramer launched a large-scale campaign to condemn the abuses of orphans in Sierra Leone. In recognition of his efforts, he was crowned Chief in Sierra Leone. De Kramer is an ambassador of WF Kankerbestrijding, the Johan Cruijff Foundation, Care Nederland, and the Rotterdam LACH Foundation.
SVP of HR
Merel Goosens is working at Adyen since 2015. She has held several HR related roles in this company. Since January 2023 she holds the position of SVP of HR. As the representative of HR in the global leadership team, she is helping to scale the company and build it out to the next level. In this role she is also still responsible for Global Business Partnering, Learning and Development and DEI.
Corine is working as General Manager at Praxis since 1 January 2020. Before she assumed this role she was HR director of the company since 2016. Corine previously worked in the financial sector for almost twenty years. From that time she fulfilled multiple roles at Mexx for more than ten years, including three years in Scandinavia. She started her career at Maxeda in 2008, after which she quickly moved to a management position at Praxis. She returned to Maxeda DIY in 2011 and joined the Executive Leadership Team in 2015 as Group Director Business Control.
Former Chief Evangelist and Head of People & Culture
Ynzo is the former Chief Evangelist and Head of People & Culture at Tony’s Chocolonely, launched the English brand ‘Innocent Drinks’ on the European continent, taught Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Leadership at the HvA, and advises multiple organisations in the field of sustainability and communication. He uses his broad experience to guide and facilitate a lively discussion during this evening.
In a world that faces serious economic, social and environmental challenges, the demand for meaningful and sustainable entrepreneurship grows. Leading corporations that embrace this inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy not only build trust with customers and external stakeholders, but also attract and retain employees.
Location: Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5, 2202 BK Noordwijk
18:00 | Walk-in
19:00 | Program
22:30 | Coffee and networking
Directors, Executives and Supervisory Boards Member
During this Vision Dinner, Onno Dwars, CEO of Ballast Nedam Development, will take you through the major challenges that lay ahead. It is not only a question of saving our planet, but also on radically changing the conduct of your business to fit a drastically changing world. How can you take a pro-active stance in reducing emission in your industry, instead of always lagging behind? And how do you collaborate with governments and NGOs, instead of working against them? Mr. Dwars will elaborate on how taking the lead is no longer an opportunity, but a necessity. With his understanding of both the industry and the urgency of the situation, it promises to be an evening that will push you forward on the road to 2030. We cordially invite you to this event.