Our Team

Meet the Team Christie Max Sudhan Yoël Marjolijn Annemiek Laura

Wavemakers

Stefani Christianti

On Ship

Christie is one of our international stars of the team: all the way from Maastricht! And, oh yeah, originally from Jakarta. She is on a quest to translate the SDGs into daily life. In the team, she is responsible for the content creation on ship and ensuring sustainability practices are met. With a crazy love for dogs, she makes every day in the office more fun.

Max
Jilderda

partnerships

Max is our hero for Partnerships. Dutch, but with a hint of Australian. He motivates, engages, and connects partners from all over the world. He believes the true potential of the SDGs can be reached by connecting the right, people, at the right place, at the right time. Max really goes the extra mile for his job – he even took a barista course to make sure he could serve the team perfect cappuccinos.

Sudhan Balakrishnan

marketing

 Sudhan is on a mission to help people communicate and create mutual understanding. His genuine interest in others shows through his enthusiasm to find out what makes people tick. In the SDG World Tour team, he has found his perfect match between Communications and Sustainability. We are very happy to have him and his Pumpkin Coconut Curry on the team!

Marjolijn
van Iersel

On Shore

Without Marjolijn, the team would not be here. Quite literally, because as a talent manager, she can find any talent from across the globe. She combines her HR experience with her role as Captain for the 17 Host Cities. She enjoys working with the Wave makers in a young, fun, and diverse team.

 

 

 

 

Laura
van Veller

Innovation challenge

Laura is a real nature appreciator: she walked to Spain and stayed there ever since. From age 15, she has been involved in projects concerning Climate Action (SDG 13) and Life on Land (SDG 15). From her experience of being an entrepreneur and organising programs for fellow entrepreneurs, she has taken on the challenge to unleash the full potential of the Innovation Challenge

 

 

Yoël
Schuller

Online

Yoël is our expert when it comes to digital and partnerships and focuses on the online aspects of our project. With a special interest in SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities), he gives all his energy and experience to make cities around the world more sustainable, while engaging and coaching young talents. In his free time, Yoël uses all of his 6 ft 7 to make an impression at the tennis court.  

 

 

Annemiek
van der Steen

Partnerships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changemakers

Bunny
de Ridder

On Ship

Erik
Wieland

Online

Harold
Pit

finance and operations

Kim
van Alderen

concept and design

 

 

Marion
Kremer

communications and
marketing


 

Astrid Lubbers

PARTNERSHIPS

 

Mieke
Zwart

management support

 

Mitra van Raalten

Initiator

Rob
de Wijn

International relations

Sidney Beesemer

PArtnerships and Marketing

Board of Directors

Mitra van Raalten

Harold Pit

Yvonne de Ridder 

Yoël Schuller

Supervisory Board

Jan Peter Balkenende

Chairman of the SDG World Tour

Anne Marie Rakhorst

Member

Martin Stout

member

RENUMERATION POLICY

The SDG World Tour Foundation remunerates its directors within the boundaries set in the Public and Semi-public Sector Senior Officials Standard Remuneration Act “Wet Normering Topinkomens”. The Remuneration is determined by the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board receives a minimal subsistence allowance or is compensated for expenses paid.