Meet the Team Christie Max Sudhan Yoël Marjolijn Annemiek Laura
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 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 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!
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 Wavemakers in a young, fun, and diverse team.
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 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.
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We’ve met Annemiek at the birthplace of the SDGs, the United Nations. She connected the SDG World Tour with the UN during her time in New York. We are very happy that we stayed in contact and that she has joined the partnerships team as our youngest Wavemaker. Annemiek uses her enthusiasm and experience to build valuable relations in the quest to achieve the SDGs.
finance and operations
concept and design
Mitra van Raalten
PArtnerships and Marketing
Board of Directors
Mitra van Raalten
Yvonne de Ridder
Jan Peter Balkenende
Chairman of the SDG World Tour
Anne Marie Rakhorst
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.