Nicole van Haelst
International Community Platform and Future Place Leadership
Leads employers to co-create ‘Places for Good’; safe, fun and healthy places beyond office walls.As the director of the International Community Platform (ICP), Nicole puts the principle of employer-led change into practice. She’s very much inspired by Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-initiator of Imagine saying: ‘Global government has broken. It’s the duty of the private sector to fill that void. The world is changing and we need to reshape our business accordingly because business cannot succeed in societies that fail’. Nicole leads employers to co-create ‘Places for Good’; safe, fun and healthy places beyond office walls.
As an expert and entrepreneur, Nicole shapes the interface between place making, talent attraction, foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology. She has a track record as a founder, setting up and scaling meaningful businesses – eg. Check.nl.com and Lift – by applying research and technology to innovate ‘the system’. She adds value to any venture with her expertise in funding, strategy & business development, digital marketing and implementing change.