Iris G. van den Akker
Iris’s expertise is to enable growth, development and change with structured and sustainable execution. She has close to 20 years of financial and business advisory experience, working in different responsibilities, ranging from commerce, business development, operational, people management to innovation, in the Netherlands and internationally. As a seasoned banker, Iris has a broad range of financial capabilities and her passion is to help organisations develop a sustainable business model. Her expertise in this field was gained by working with a wide variety of organisations, both in for-profit and non-profit sectors, including international corporations, start-up and scale-up companies.
Iris is perceived as a valuable sparring partner with an engaging interaction style both at executive and supervisory board levels. Topics close to her heart and in which she has a proven track record are: Business Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Circular Economy.
Iris provides an outside-view-in to the cultural sector, bringing practices from different industries to provide innovative insights. Besides her personal affinity with the sector, she has a clear eye for the sector’s current developments and understands how to translate this into concrete business plans. Her knowledge of governance, organizational structure and transformation management are invaluable in developing new ways of working.