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Gerdien Velink

Gerdien Velink

History: Young Expert at Impact Terra - Myanmar
YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

Position after YEP

Business Development Manager at EuroCham, Myanmar

YEP Role

Head of External Communications

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I am a serious and hardworking person with a great sense of responsibility. I have strong analytical skills and am capable to look at the bigger picture. I am very passionate about sustainability and social entrepreneurship and I enjoy working in an international setting, with people from different backgrounds. I have an understanding of marketing and social media, project- and event management roles. 



Nationality: Dutch
Education: I studied at the University of Groningen and have obtained a BSc & MSc degree in International Business & Management, having studied for one semester at the Université Paris Dauphine in Paris, France. For my MA degree in International Relations and International Organisations I specialized in International Political Economy.


Experience before YEP

  • Working on sustainable energy projects at a local municipality in the North of the Netherlands
  • Preparing my thesis on social enterprises for publication; ‘Managing Mission Drifts: Growth and Struggles of Alternative Food’
  • Intern at the Agricultural department of the Dutch Embassy in London
  • Internship at WakaWaka, a Dutch social enterprise developing portable solar lights for developing markets where people have no access to electricity
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Organisation: Impact Terra
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