PersonNelleke van der VleutenAssociated Expert
“Inclusive business as the ‘new normal’, that’s my dream. For this I passionately foster collaboration between NGOs and business, being key stakeholders. This requires organisational innovation and pioneering individuals. I believe in the power of connecting and moving out of your comfort zone preferably with your ‘feed in the mud’, in contact with communities you wish to impact."
Nelleke van der Vleuten is an independent professional with a long standing experience in the NGO sector. She has more than 15 years of hands-on and pioneering experience in training, advising, project development and -management. Main expertise areas are cross sector partnerships between NGO and business; gender dimensions in development and business; responsible business.
Nelleke has worked among others for the Dutch NGO ICCO (in different capacities) and for the BoP Innovation Center. She started her career as a policy researcher on prostitution and migration at the University of Leiden. Nelleke has extensive work experience in African and Asian countries (esp. India and Bangladesh) and holds a Master degree in social sciences from Radboud University Nijmegen.