Feico de Zwaan

Feico joined Studyportals in August 2017 as CFO.  As a people-oriented leader he is passionate about supporting this fast-growing, international, and innovative company in delivering on its growth ambition.  In his role he is enabling Studyportals to make fact-based decisions, while ensuring a solid financial and strategic foundation.

Feico holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Groningen University.  After graduating he spent a year working for various non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in India and Malawi, which aimed to re-introduce slum-children into mainstream society by educating them.  This has been the basis for a deep, life-long interest in the power of education.

Feico is an accomplished, international executive, having lived and worked in North America, India, and Singapore in senior management positions within RELX Group (a leading global provider of information and analytics).  He has 13+ years of deep operational and financial experience with a strong focus on execution and results.  In these senior roles he has built a proven track record in developing and leading high-performing international teams, leading major transformation programs, and successfully executed various M&A transactions.

Before joining RELX Feico was a strategy consultant for over 5 years with AT Kearney.  During this period he was able to strengthen his problem-solving skills.  He was recognized for his ablility to make complex situations actionable, while mobilizing people in the process.

Key motivation:

Feico is a strong believer in equal and ubiquitous access to high quality education. This aligns nicely with Studyportals’ mission to ‘empower the world to choose international education’

Favourite Studyportals element:

The shared purpose of making international education transparent to the world among the passionate colleagues with 35 different nationalities.