Natasja van der Velden

Job summary/responsibilities

I work for Joran, Edwin and our Management Team. As member of the team People & Culture I participate in projects and the organisation of events.

General introduction/background

I studied Facility & Hotel Management in Maastricht, always felt the desire to broaden my horizon and to discover other cultures. I have moved, worked and studied abroad (Paris, Singapore and London) to gain experiences in organizing international conferences for scientists, PA role at UCL and international promotion & sales. The last years I have organised all sort of activities and festivals in order to assist internationals to feel at home in their new environment. Having realized these goals I’m really happy that I’m able to combine all the above in my new role as Executive Assistant at Studyportals!

Key challenge

To contribute to Studyportals’ Mission by enabling and supporting our Management Team members to work more effective and efficient and by contributing to the positive, international and open-minded atmosphere at the office and to develop myself simultaneously.

Personal Goal 

To continue to follow my gut feel at work but also in my private life. By being able to be yourself, knowing what you value in business and pleasure, by counting your blessings, you’re able to enjoy life and have fun!

Favorite activities

I love travelling with my family, to walk and enjoy the beauty of nature, to moonlight, to make furniture, to go out, to play a game with my kids and above all to go out and spend time with my loved ones, best friends and pets.