Minds of Tomorrow (MoT) is het mentorprogramma van de DBRT Zürich waarbij young professionals gekoppeld worden aan executives die actief zijn in het Zwitserse bedrijfsleven met als doel de carrière en persoonlijke ontwikkeling te stimuleren.

Over een periode van 1 jaar wordt er op individuele basis gewerkt aan persoonlijke, professionele en leiderschapsdoelstellingen. De DBRT hanteert strikte selectiecriteria en ondersteunt mentoren als ook mentees gedurende het traject om het succes van het programma te waarborgen. Het programma sluit naadloos aan op de ambitie van de DBRT om meer te betekenen voor young professionals en de uitwisseling tussen junioren en senioren te stimuleren.

In 2018 zijn we gestart met 10 mentoren en 18 mentees. Elke maand stellen de mentoren tijd beschikbaar voor persoonlijk overleg en begeleiding met 1-3 mentees. In 2019 hadden we 25 mentees in ons programma.

Voorwaarden voor deelname

Om voor 2021 in aanmerking te komen voor een positie als mentee, dien je te voldoen aan een aantal voorwaarden, waarvan je de belangrijkste hieronder vindt: 

De mentoren van Minds of Tomorrow 2021

Hieronder vind je het voorlopige overzicht van onze mentoren die zich voor 2021 geheel belangeloos inzetten voor onze Young Professionals. In de loop van december 2020 en januari 2021 zullen de laatste biografieën worden aangevuld. 

Reinier Labadie

MANAGING PARTNER

Results oriented executive with more than 25 years of successful international management experience. Proven track record in the development and management of international markets and global accounts in a complex and multidisciplinary service environment. Passionate about true client service.

Strategic thinker and networker with strong interpersonal/intercultural and communication skills. Ability to “connect the dots”, create “buy-in” and “get things done” in global organizations to unlock potential.

Functional expertise includes strategic planning, organizational transformation, process optimization, internal audit and risk management as well as compliance. Deep understanding of the fast moving consumer goods (food & beverage, tobacco) and the high tech sectors.

René Koets

Partner, Head of Management Consulting

René is a Partner in Enterprise Applications and responsible for the Data & Analytics services in KPMG Switzerland. René has extensive experience in large technology enabled transformation projects that are ERP or Infrastructure related. Within these projects, René played various roles, such as program and project manager, subject matter expert and Quality Assurance lead. He has significant experience in successfully turning around struggling projects.

René was guest lecturer ‘IT Project Management & Project Quality assurance’ at the executive master program of the University of Amsterdam. He is specialized in large size ERP implementation program assurance, ERP/SAP control design & implementation, master data management and data analytics.

Hans Geene

TAX PARTNER AND LEADS THE SWISS PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATION BUSINESS

Hans is the People & Organization (P&O) practice leader for Switzerland based in the Geneva office. He joined PwC in the Netherlands in 1998 and moved to Switzerland in 2002. He has strong experience in providing advice in international individual taxation, complex international payroll structuring, set up of global and regional employment companies, mobility policies as well as compensation & benefits strategy.
As the P&O Swiss practice leader, Hans is a speaker in many national and international seminars on global mobility challenges, talent management and more general HR matters. Hans is a graduate in Law from the Leiden University. Hans is a Dutch native speaker, fluent in German and English and at conversational level in French.

Gerben Schreurs

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEAD OF CHANGE & CONTROLS FOR FINANCIAL CRIME COMPLIANCE

Gerben Schreurs is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse and the Global Head of Change & Controls for Financial Crime Compliance, based in Zurich. In this role he is responsible for the global oversight and management of all FCC projects, technology initiatives, project management, and strategic control design. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in April 2018, Gerben was a Forensic Partner at KPMG Switzerland specializing in the technology aspects like data analytics, eDiscovery and computer forensics in the context of fraud investigations, bribery and sanctions issues and information leakage. Next to the Swiss role, he was responsible for Forensic Technology services for KPMG globally. Before joining KPMG Switzerland he held a similar role at KPMG in the Netherlands where he started his career in 1996.

Marianne Mulder

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGER

In haar huidige functie richt Marianne zich op strategische marketing projecten en business development projecten binnen de diagnostische product groep Point of Care, dit zijn diagnostische devices die aan het bed van de patient gebruikt worden en door Roche ontwikkeld en verkocht worden.

Voordat Marianne bij het hoofdkantoor van Roche Diagnostics aan de slag ging heeft zij voor het lokale kantoor van Roche in Nederland gewerkt als Product Manager. Daarvoor heeft Marianne meerdere jaren gewerkt in sales en marketing functies binnen de farmaceutische industrie.

Als International Marketing Manager is Marianne gespecialiseerd in alles wat met product/marketing management te maken heeft: van product ontwikkeling, business development, marketing en sales tot trainen en workshops ontwikkelen voor en met klanten. Het geven van presentaties op internationale bijeenkomsten, bezoeken van klanten om meer inzicht te krijgen in de wensen en benodigdheden om een toekomst visie en strategie te kunnen ontwikkelen voor het product portfolio. Marianne heeft haar drs titel behaald in de Sociale Psychologie en daarnaast diverse marketing en business cursussen gevolgd.

Arnout Ploos van Amstel

HEAD (SVP) GLOBAL BUSINESS FRANCHISE IMMUNOLOGY, HEPATOLOGY & DERMANTOLOGY

Arnout Ploos van Amstel has over 25 years of business experience in the bio-pharmaceutical business in a wide variety of leadership positions. Until recently, Arnout was Head (Senior Vice President) of the Global Business Franchise Immunology Hepatology & Dermatology (IHD, ~$4.5Bn) at Novartis Pharma. The IHD portfolio of products includes the game changing biologic Cosentyx –the best Novartis launch ever- in the diseases Psoriasis and Spondyloarthritis. IHD further includes Orphan Diseases, Transplant, and Liver Diseases. In all disease areas, assets are managed from early clinical development to late stage commercialization. Regular portfolio enrichments are added through in-licensing and acquisition deals. Arnout joined Novartis in July 2010 as President Novartis Greece and navigated the affiliate through the challenges of the economic crisis. Before joining Novartis, he headed for ~2 years a Global/US operational Business Unit (~$2bn revenue) of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in the US and was President Wyeth Canada for ~3 years. Prior he had this role at Wyeth the Netherlands after having exercised a career in various marketing and sales roles with increasing responsibility.

Arnout excels in building high performing teams. He develops solid strategic roadmaps with clear goals to deliver results that exceed expectations. He is passionate about converting science and products into sustainable value for customers and patients, through the initiation and implementation of fully integrated Development-Medical-Commercial strategies.

He was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he earned a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen.

Ruud Rikhof

MANAGING PARTNER & GLOBAL EXECUTIVE HR SEARCH

Broad, experienced HR executive: 25 year track record in blue-chip companies with progressive HR practices, like IBM, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, UBS. Held global roles and supported client populations of up to 20.000 employees. Deep subject matter expertise in HR Transformations and career consulting. Lived and worked from Netherlands, Austria, UK, Germany and Switzerland.

Entrepreneur: Commercialized with KennedyFitch 25 years corporate HR experience into a recognized brand in search and (career) consulting in the HR domain.

Community builder and networker in HR, amongst others as founder of the BeyondHRForum.

Minds of Tomorrow Mentor Coen van Rosmalen

Coen van Rosmalen

MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY CONSULTANT

Coen’s is an independent senior executive with more than 20 years international management experience in industrial companies such as Bucher Industries AG (stock-listed), SR Technics AG and Hilti Corporation. Coen has extensive international general management experience and has developed expertise in various areas such as strategic management, internationalisation, sales & marketing, operations, emerging markets and M&A incl. post merger integration.

Currently, Coen has  his own Management & Strategy consultancy firm and is non-excecutive Chairman of the Board of Schaeff Holding AG, an international group of medium sized industrial companies.

He is an alumnus from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Science in Business Administration) and holds in addition 2 Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engeering and Industrial Sales.

Robert Oudmayer

CEO

Robert Oudmayer is CEO of Cembra Money Bank AG in Switzerland, a financial services provider and a leading consumer finance business in Switzerland.
Prior to this role he worked 15 years for General Electric. He joined GE Capital in 1999 as Managing Director Benelux at GE TIP Trailer Services (Rotterdam, Netherlands). He then joined GE TIP Trailer Services European Headquarters in 2000 as Chief Operating Officer TIP Europe. In 2001 he was promoted to Managing Director TIP Europe and Rail Car Europe. In 2003, Robert started a new role as Managing Director auto and sales finance at GE Capital Bank in Switzerland (Brugg AG). In 2005, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer for GE Money in Portugal. Four years later, in 2009, he transferred back to Switzerland and took over the role as Chief Executive Officer for GE Money Bank AG.
He led the Initial Public Offering of GE Money Bank in 2013. Since then the company is listed at the Swiss Exchange as Cembra Money Bank AG.

Robert Oudmayer holds a B.A. at Hotelschool Den Haag, International Hogeschool voor Hotel Management.

Prior to joining GE, he worked four years as consultant and subsequently over 10 years for the PSA Peugeot Citroën Automotive Group in both Netherlands and France.

Jelte Waardenburg

International Risk and Audit Professional

Over the last 20 years, Jelte has worked in different markets in Europe, South Africa, Australia and Asia. Starting his professional career at PwC in the Netherlands, he went on a secondment to Cape town (South Africa) and subsequently on an assignment to Sydney in 2006. He was responsible for leading and managing strategic clients in addition to provision of non-audit related services relating to valuation of financial instruments, regulation, risk management, capital market transactions.

With his transfer in 2012 to Westpac Banking Corporation (SEC listed, 2nd largest Bank in Australia) he deepened his international banking experience. He had a variety of roles as Internal Audit, Head of Business Risk and Risk & Control management in Australia and for the past 6 years in Singapore. Outside of his role he is active as a non-executive advisor in the blockchain / digital asset and RegTech domain.

Jelte has a results-oriented business mindset, in addition to strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.

Jelte is an alumnus from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Master of Economics) and holds a Post Graduate Degree as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and AML Specialist (ACAMS).

Marco Hoogendijk

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN SWITZERLAND FOR LSE & SME CLIENTS

Marco is director at Deloitte AG leading the Small Medium sized Entity practise for Central and  Eastern Switzerland. His team consists of students up to experienced senior managers. He is working for over 15 years for Deloitte in Switzerland and used to work before at PwC in the Netherlands.

He has a broad experience in all types of clients (except FINMA regulated banking) and supports his clients in all different aspects which are relevant to SME companies. He is specialized in consumer businesses and manufacturing and is a licensed auditor (register accountant) for Switzerland as well as for the Netherlands and also a member of the Art & Finance Group within Deloitte.

Marco is an alumnus from Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a master in business economics.

Mark Ypinga

STRATEGIC SPARRING PARTNER, ADVISOR & EXECUTIVE COACH

Over the past 20+ years Mark has worked in different markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the US. For 15 years he worked for a top 5 Multinational Pharmaceutical company in a broad range of roles and the remainder of the years he worked for start-up/smaller to mid-sized companies.  He gained experience in a broad range of roles including general management, global and regional leadership roles. Passionate about creating high performing teams with a strong focus on engaging, achieving the same overarching goal, independent of their background or direct responsibilities and making them successful.

In his current role he is partnering with executives, teams and organisations who want to make a difference – for themselves and for others. With a strong belief that, while keeping the end goal in mind, change should start with the smallest of steps leading to a major and lasting impact. The main challenge however is to define together the right initial, critical steps.

Martin de Groot

CFO, MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Martin’s 25-year experience in finance spans over corporate M&A, IR and Capital Market Transactions in executive and non-executive board roles, in sectors such as healthcare, software, telecom.
Prior to Xeltis AG, he co-founded, is Chairman of the Board and CFO at Avalia Systems. Previously, Martin was CFO at P&I AG and deputy CFO at Temenos. Earlier on, he spent 10 years at Nokia and started his career in the Dairy Industry at Campina Melkunie.
Martin is an alumnus from IMD Lausanne and holds an Executive Master of Finance and Control from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Koos Vink

CRO, DEPUTY CEO AND HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS

Koos is the CRO, deputy CEO at van Lanschot Switzerland. An executive with broad domestic and international experience. A skilled CEO with a proven track record in transforming, building and expanding businesses. A questioning strategic thinker, progressive, a positive attitude, hands-on and a strong ability to connect stakeholders. Valuing high customer statisfaction, client relationships, teamwork and employee development.

Arnoud Douw

HR DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE MANAGER

Arnoud is a well connected entrepreneur, networker, coach and executive with more then 25 years of executive, management and entrepreneurial experience.

He is an inspiring, creative and strategic thinker, and excellent networker with strong interpersonal/intercultural and communication skills.

Long career at Swiss Re, Jet Aviation, Finance Industry and Consulting, including COO Africa, multinational Head of HR, Head Mgt Development as Global Talent Mangeer – and Chief of Staff in various firms.

He founded and built numerous companies and firms, set up academies around the world and built own consultancy boutique. Next to that he is active in various roles in Sports Management and Functions.

With his extensive experience in Leadership, Culture and Organisational Developement, he also gives lectures at universities. 

In his free time he is co-founder of the Zurich Marathon, “Zukunftsbüro”, President of the most beautiful Tennisclub in the Zurich area and big fan of anything regarding flying or paragliding. Dutch/Swiss double citizen and young at heart 😉

Marjan Kraak

Head of the Spin-off Group at ETH Zurich

As of Nov. 2014 Marjan is heading the spin-off group at ETH transfer. Each year between 25 and 30 spin-offs are incorporated in different areas ranging from Biotech, Medtech, Robotics up to Cleantech and ICT. Since 2014 more than 150 ETH Spin-offs have been supported by the team and many of them are very successful. The spin-off group supports entrepreneurs from the first steps of building up a company up to license agreement negotiations for patent applications and software. A very important factor in the success of ETH Spin-offs is the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem which connects founders, serial entrepreneurs, investors and support organizations such as ETH transfer, Innosuisse, Venture.ch or Venture Kick. The technology driven ventures, the dynamics of supporting founder teams in their individual journeys and the challenges with each novel business model makes this a highly dynamic and interesting job.

Marjan is an Alumna from the University of Groningen with a degree in microbiology and she has a PhD in Biotechnology from ETH Zurich. She has 10 years of industry experience in product development (Morwell Diagnostics (CH)), project management in a CMO (DSM Biologics (NL)) and global marketing (Tecan and Qiagen (CH)) in the fields of biotechnology and medical- and molecular diagnostics.