Our team

Our people make NewBees a success. Our matchmakers are the link between newcomers and local organizations.

They always operate in equal pairs: a talented newcomer and a local topper. This way we combine the best of both worlds and link knowledge and networks to each other. We make matches that matter, improving the well-being of newcomers.​

Do you want to work with us? Then view our vacancies!

Portret Linda Rook

Linda Rook
Coordinator Amersfoort and Utrecht

Linda likes to think in opportunities. To connect people to the right place can make a big difference, and it’s a win-win for the newcomer and Dutch society.

Portret Sheelan Habash

Sheelan Habash
Matcher Amersfoort

What Sheelan loves the most about NewBees is the focus on talent. At NewBees she has the opportunity to further develop herself and she likes to help others do the same.

Portret Claudette Paelinck

Claudette Paelinck
Matcher Amersfoort

Claudette is completely in her element at NewBees: looking for (work)places where the talents of newcomers can develop. She believes that newcomers are the employees of the future and that they bring something fresh to the Dutch labor market.

Leonie Velthuis

Leonie Velthuis
Matcher Amersfoort

Leonie believes that newcomers deserve a chance on the Dutch labor market. After everything they have often been through, they deserve a bright future! Realizing a good match gives her a lot of satisfaction.

Valerie van Landschot
Coordinator Amsterdam & Business Development

Valerie is energetic, positive and loves to connect people. She believes that a focus on talent can benefit both newcomers and Dutch society in general.

Osama Fanous
Matcher Amsterdam

Osama finds working with NewBees a great opportunity to spread benefits to talented people. People who only need the right step to move on to what they love to do.

Semhar Hagos
Matcher Amsterdam

Semhar believes that everyone deserves a chance. She is passionate and sees the best in people. She hopes to build up relevant working experience.

Hanne van de Riet
Researcher and matcher Amsterdam

Hanne is enthusiastic and passionate about the things she does. Determined to stand up for equal opportunities in society. By working at NewBees, she can contribute to a more inclusive and beautiful society in which everyone can shine.

Mariëlle Truijen
Researcher and matcher Amsterdam

Mariëlle sees doing a research internship at NewBees as a wonderful opportunity to gain work experience and thereby help create an inclusive society. Mariëlle finds it very important to understand each other and to be open to learn from each other.

Arzu Dinler
Matcher Amsterdam

Arzu likes to learn from new cultures and new opportunities. Since both her daughter and Arzu benefited from the NewBees network four years ago, Arzu finds it extremely useful to be able to help, connect and contribute to the lives of newbees now.

Margaret Groenewegen
Matcher Amsterdam

Margaret’s drive is to empower people in a difficult career phase or labor market position and to guide them towards a new job or career direction. Her strength is working from a genuine curiosity and thinking in solutions. Environmentally aware, creative, proactive, communicative and result-oriented.

Portret Bastiaan Kuijt

Bastiaan Kuijt
Coordinator Arnhem

Bastiaan has much experience with the social sector in Arnhem and knows how important it is to offer tailored help and solutions where necessary.

Portret Myrte de Bruijn

Myrte de Bruijn
Matcher Arnhem

Myrte believes in the power of cooperation, connection and equality. At NewBees she is full of curiosity and commitment to realize a humane and inclusive society.

Portret Cagdas Dagasan

Cagdas Dagesan
Matcher Arnhem

When Cagdas enters somewhere, he comes with a smile. He sees the positive in life. Cagdas is an honest, passionate, hardworking social worker who fights for newcomers. He respects every culture and believes that we as humanity together can do a lot of good in this world.

Portret Mahmoud

Matcher Arnhem

Mahmoud has always found meaning in his life by communicating and connecting with other people. He thinks NewBees will give him the tools to be a bridge between people.

Portret Balqes Alkontar

Balqes Alkontar
Matcher Arnhem

Balqes believes that everyone has something special. According to her, most just need someone to show us the way in the beginning. Balqes is therefore happy to help newcomers a step further in finding their way.

Portret Sacha Bouma

Sacha Bouma
Coordinator Haarlemmermeer

Sacha is enthusiastic and eager to learn. She likes to focus on future possibilities for a person, in order to help them reach their full potential.

Portret Hussamedin Shehadeh

Hussamedin Shehadeh
Matcher Haarlemmermeer

According to Hussamedin, everyone deserves the opportunity to show their talent. That is why Hussamedin supports newcomers to add something to society. Bringing opportunity and support together, for people who need a helping hand is a good goal.

Portret Lama Eabed

Lama Eabed
Matcher Haarlemmermeer

When you are new in the Netherlands, you have a new life and a fresh start. Lama believes it is important that people seize this opportunity, and wants to play a significant role in this through NewBees.

Portret Geertje Postma

Geertje Postma
Coordinator Leeuwarden

Geertje has much experience with newcomers, and specifically the large group of Eritrean youngsters who are housed in Leeuwarden.

Portret Mohamed Khdeer

Mohamad Khdeer
Matcher Leeuwarden

Mohamad is passionate to use his knowledge and skills for newcomers. Specifically, to offer opportunities in the labor market where they can develop so that they establish a successful career for themselves in the Netherlands.

Portret Kibrom Shimondi

Kibrom Shimondi
Matcher Leeuwarden

Kibrom is motivated and eager to help people. He believes that everyone has a talent and can make something better if given the opportunity. And it is his dream to make a difference and help another find his way.

Portret Silke Huizinga

Silke Huizinga
Matcher Leeuwarden

Independence, cooperation & trust. That is what Silke likes to offer to newcomers, and what NewBees as an organization also offers to her.

Helen Zehaye
Coordinator Rotterdam

Helen likes to see people working together regardless of their background. She believes that everyone has talent and is passionate about linking this talent to the right employers.

Portret Lisette van Lunen

Lisette van Lunen
Matcher Rotterdam

Lisette likes to connect people. She believes it is important that everyone has a chance in our society and sees cultural differences as a great opportunity to enrich our society.

Portret Nagham Farwati

Nagham Farwati
IT team, Matcher Rotterdam

Born in Raqa, Syria, Nagham would like to help newcomers like herself to find their path in the Netherlands. She believes everyone has talent and should be able to do what they love.

Portret Souad Ammar

Souad Ammar
Matcher Utrecht

Souad believes that by helping people to take their first steps, they have the opportunity to contribute to society and prove themselves. She believes this is the best way to succeed. Souad is happy to work at Newbees.

Ali Abbas
Matcher Utrecht

Ali believes that everyone can offer something in this country as a newcomer. By helping newcomers to find a job makes him feel happy.

Inge Kaaijk
Coordinator Zaanstad

Born and raised in Zaanstad, Inge strongly believes in the benefits of connecting local business and newcomers in the region. Her motto: dreams don’t work unless you do.

Shatha Tamim
Matcher Zaanstad

Shatha believes newcomers can benefit from getting involved in their community. She sees NewBees as a bridge-builder, that connects people.

Gert Schouten
Matcher Zaanstad

Gert is a well-known ‘Zaankanter’ who has decided he wants to dedicate his network to matches that matter in his hometown of Zaandam.

Matcher Zaanstad

Zuleyha is new to NewBees. Her bio will appear here soon. Stay tuned!

Lara Antaki
Matcher Zaanstad

Lara believes everybody has something to offer, despite age, study, or past. Everybody deserves a new start, and we can help you with that.

Geertje Postma
Coordinator Leeuwarden

Geertje has much experience with newcomers, and specifically the large group of Eritrean youngsters who are housed in Leeuwarden.

Tesfom Ghirmay
Matcher Zelf aan Zet

As a certified Newcomer Experience Expert (EDNIKO), Tesfom would like to see the contribution of newcomers to society. He believes that everyone has their own talent and likes to support newcomers in finding their way. According to Tesfom, newcomers are given the opportunity to contribute to society with their capacities through empowerment and support.

Mohamed Haj Ali
Matcher Zelf aan Zet

Mohamed believes that everyone has talents and skills, all they lack is the right way to reach their goals.

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Abdela Salh
Matcher Zelf aan Zet

Abdela likes to connect people. Everyone is equal and deserves equal rights to be helped. He is therefore ready to contribute to people and to welcome them with open arms.

Alaa Hayatleh
Matcher Zelf aan Zet

Alaa is highly motivated to help newcomers on their way to a good future. It gives her great satisfaction when she succeeds in helping someone a step further sustainably.

Nahom Desale
User Expert, IT Team

Nahom is happy to work at NewBees to help newcomers build their future in the Netherlands.

Essam Alsaloum
IT Team

Essam is a skilled IT professional, and he is excited to use his talent so more newcomers can have the opportunity to find their way in this country.

Dorien Marres
Operations Manager​

Dorien has extensive experience in the field of Human Rights and refugees. She believes that much of human dignity is experienced through work.

Annemiek Dresen
Founder & Director

Annemiek started NewBees because she believes that an inclusive society starts with working together. Social innovation and inclusion are the major drivers.​

Rob Schipper
Finance Amsterdam​

Rob is happy to be able to support and contribute NewBees through finances. He helps us to understand how we operate by telling the stories behind the numbers. With a holistic approach, he is convinced that connections with people form the basis of success.

Casper Maas
(Online) Marketing & Communication

Casper Maas is a starter in the direction of MarCom and optimizes our website and socials in the field of SEO. He likes to increase the findability of websites, so that people can find the information they are looking for.

Iris Timmermans
(Online) Marketing & Communication​

Iris likes to use her knowledge as a communication specialist for missions in which she believes. A society in which equality and talent play a central role is fully in line with this. In recent years Iris has worked for refugees and newcomers through various organizations.

Nadia Schoenzwytt
(Online) Marketing & Communications

Nadia is a marketing communications specialist with experience in the international business world. She is eager to use her acquired skills and expertise now to do work that matters. She is result-oriented, eager to learn, proactive with a hands-on spirit and a good sense of humor.

Peter Mohnen
Online Marketeer​

Peter is an online marketeer who wants to contribute to society in a meaningful way, and joined the NewBees mission to do so.

Winnie Goei

Winnie is a lawyer. She works for a trade union and has a warm heart for NewBees. She is therefore pleased that she can help the organization from her field of expertise.

Bodil Stelwagen
Business Wizard

Bodil is committed to an inclusive society in which everyone participates equally. To this end, she likes to make processes customer-friendly and accessible.

Hanna Zwietering
Supervisory Board

Hanna is an impact investor and joined the Supervisory Board because she believes inclusiveness is fundamental to balanced economies.

Andrew Trythall
Supervisory Board

Andrew believes ‘this is the single greatest economic opportunity’ of this generation. He is a Supervisory Board member and financial expert.

Mireille Goos
Supervisory Board

Mireille is a Supervisory Board member who joined NewBees because she believes that anybody can outshine themselves when they use their talents.

Moutaz Altaghlibi
Supervisory Board

Moutaz joined Newbees because he believes that helping others find their purpose in their new life is an optimal way to bring everyone in society together.

Marloek Visser
Supervisory Board

Marloek is a changemaker and coach who believes that ‘matches that matter’, will make a difference for newcomers and local entrepreneurs.

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