Simone is an experienced senior executive with a track record of 30+ years in an international business environment. She has worked across multiple industries, including oil & gas, medical devices, paints & coatings and chemicals. Her background in multi-national companies, cross-functional and global leadership teams provide her with the background needed for executive business and leadership coaching.
Until earlier this year, Simone was the head of Global Business Services in Europe, where she served on both Global Business Services and Finance Leadership teams. With these teams she built and operated the foundation for Global Business Services for Finance, HR, Procurement and IT for the region. Over the years she has been leading teams up to 4000 people. Her leadership style is considered courageous and empowering, supporting teams for high performance and development.
Simone has just launched the BeTouched group, offering coaching and ICF accredited coach and leadership training in partnership with the Institute of Professional Excellence, one of the top coaching institutes in the USA. She is also a member of the supervisory board of fast-growing IT company Motion10
Of Dutch nationality, Simone has also lived and worked in the UK and the USA. In addition, she has worked in more than 30 countries and is a true global citizen. Simone holds an MS in Accountancy and Information Management from Universities in the Netherlands. She is a Chartered Accountant, a certified professional coach and a member of the International Coach Federation.