Former diplomate, economic consultant and 15-year management experience, Yvette always worked for the central government in international positions. She started her carrier at the Royal Netherlands Navy and worked in Brussels for NATO& WEU, EU and OECD-working groups. For the Ministry of Economic Affairs, she developed various financial schemes for companies with international ambitions and set up new programs at an execution agency of the Ministry.
From 2012-2014, she supervised parts of the organizational change that led to the current organization RIjksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland.
In 2014 she moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she improved the worldwide economic services of embassies.
In 2015 she became the first Region Business Developer in an diplomatic environment for the Netherlands embassies in the Nordic and Baltic countries, posted in København, Denmark. She set up this new position successfully, based on a more result driven approach and personal targets. She wrote a business plan “Smart and Sustainable Cities’ and worked with a multidisciplinary international team in 8 countries. She managed to support companies acquiring contracts in her region (approx. EUR 600 billion).
Smart The Hague
Expertise center in formation. Working on an integrated approach with multi-disciplinary teams on digital innovation and new technologies, that can be used to face the challenges of the municipality like smart mobility, energy-transition, safety & security and environmental issues. The most important project at this moment is the creation of a Field Lab, Living Lab Scheveningen, which serves as a simulator for the city of the future and provides a testing environment to learn about a variety of new aspects, whether legal, ethical, technical or governance-related