Meet our team

Our team is growing and is based on many years of business development experience from both startups and larger organisations, in The Netherlands and internationally. The team of Itzinya Amersfoort consists of 7 facilitators, a host, 15 coaches and a number of mentors. We are independently running our own businesses or involved with our own jobs and are pooling our competencies together to invest in newcomers with a business mindset in the Amersfoort region.

Rik Sulman

Data Engineer

Rik is Data Engineer and supports Itzinya by organising the data we store to build the netwerk of Itzinya. He studied International Economics and Business in Groningen.

Jacomien van Urk

Content Writer and Organizer

Jacomien is a content writer and organizer. She has been trained as a socio-pedagogical counselor and working with different organisations on improving the position of newcomers in The Netherlands.

Dua Javed

Content Writer and Social Media Marketer

Dua grew up in Pakistan and has a love for writing. She helps sharing the stories of our entrepreneurs.

Willemien Dee


Willemien is Senior Portfolio Manager at a large bank in The Netherlands. She is a Member of the Board of Directors too.

Philip Gahshan


Philip is an IT Consultant with experience in sales and marketing. He studied Accounting and Business Management in Damascus.

Arco de Leede


Arco has many years of experience as a director of an ngo in The Netherlands and is an advisor to Dutch companies doing business in the Middle East. Previously he lived in the Middle East himself where he founded an internet cafe and a training center.

Sem Oosterhoff


Sem is a Business Developer in the energy market. He studied International Business & Management in Groningen.

Marika Rentier


Marika is a photographer and has lots of cross cultural experience in different areas. She studied Education in Johannesburg.