A Culture to Stimulate Leadership and Talent – Lessons learned from Adyen’s growth journey

July 7, 2022

During this Virtual Round Table, Merel Goossens, Head of People Growth at Adyen, will share insights regarding the growth journey of Adyen and the optimisation of the employee experience. Merel will kick-off the dialogue with the question: how can HR set the basis for organisational culture and people growth? Besides, as a leader, how do you deal with different generations of employees, including their preferences and talents? We will touch upon these and other questions during a moderated discussion with Merel and other participants. You are most welcome to join!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Merel Goossens, Adyen

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Merel Goossens

Head of People Growth

Merel Goossens has been working within Adyen for more than 7 years. Before she became Head of People Growth, Merel was HR Business Partner Lead for Tech at Adyen and worked at Booking.com. Merel is passionate about leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, motivating and developing people, and growing teams. She started her journey at Adyen building recruitment from scratch and is now responsible for HR Business Partnering, Learning and Development, and DEI in which she focuses heavily on leadership development, talent retention, and building a healthy organization.



Today’s world of rapid digital transformation has created a shortage of key skills in the labour market, in which Tech Talent forms a “hot” target. Payment platform Adyen deals with the war for tech talent as well. With the enormous transition from start-up to scale-up, they face organisational challenges in culture, leadership development, and employees’ skills (including people skills). Adyen tries to counter this with its new strategy, a culture of responsibility, and the alignment between HR and the company’s brand as the basis for success.


Location: Microsoft Teams
16:00 - 17:30

You are invited to take part in this small-scale event. Participation is free of charge.


Event for Directors in HR, Talent, and Employee Experience

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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