Stephanie Kortlever

About Stephanie

Stephanie Kortlever holds a Bachelor’s degree in international business administration and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Management. She joined the board in 2021.

After completing her study, she started working as a project leader at an installation company in the Rotterdam area, where she got acquainted with the basic principles of purchasing and contracts.

Since 2018 she works at Qando as a Digital Procurement Consultant, focusing on the digitalization of procurement processes. She has fulfilled several procurement assignments on a tactical level as well as implementations and optimalizations of Procurement software and processes, in both public and private companies.

In her spare time she enjoys doing CrossFit and social gatherings. At YPP she is committed to develop the young procurement community, using the social media channels.

Corien Rechiene Teles – Patty

About Corien

Corien Rechiene Teles – Patty joined the board of YPP in 2019. Corien holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She started her procurement career in the hotel industry. Later started working in the manufacturing industry and currently works at Tata Steel in IJmuiden as a Sourcing & Contract Lifecycle Manager for Capital Investments. Corien is interested in developments in Industry 4.0 and discovering ways to add value within the procurement function. In the board of YPP she aspires to extend the network of young procurement professionals and keeping profession colleagues connected to best practices and new developments within procurement.

Odile van Onzenoort

Neil Grove

About Neil

Neil Grove joined the board in 2019.

He’s 31 years old and lives in Amsterdam at the KNSM-eiland. He did studies related to natural sciences, business and change management. Since a year and a half, he works as a senior procurement specialist at Enexis Netbeheer where he contributes to the Energy Transition.

Before that he worked at the Solar start-up called Sungevity for five years as Head of Procurement & After Sales.

He enjoys spending his spare time doing crossfit and hockey. He also loves to do salsa dancing en enjoys cooking. He’s driven, impactful and involved. At YPP he is committed to contribute to an instructive and sustainable future for young procurement professionals!

Christel Jongen

About Christel

Christel Jongen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. During her studies she did an internship at the Royal Dutch Embassy in Washington DC.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in 2013 she started working as a purchasing consultant for In2talent. During this job Christel worked at several companies such as the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlansche bank) and Air Traffic Control The Netherlands (ATC-NL).

In 2019 Christel took a sabbatical to travel for six months. During this sabbatical she realized how much she loves her job, the challenging projects and all the great people that she gets to work with. She joined the YPP board in March 2020.

Lukas van Eeden

About Lukas

Lukas van Eeden holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy and a Master of Science degree in Management.

After accomplishing a thesis regarding Best Value Procurement in 2010 he rolled into the world of procurement. In 2011 he started as a procurement trainee at Benefit Inkoop adviesgroep.

After working two years for Benefit, he started working freelance as a self-employed procurement consultant in 2014.  He fulfilled several procurement assignments on both tactical and strategical level. Most of his assignments were in banking and insurance, industrial services and medical care. Currently he is holding the position of head of procurement at Kentech.

Lukas is co-owner and partner of Next Level Sourcing, Next Level Sourcing is a team of self-employed advisors operating within the procurement industry.

After work he enjoys social interaction with friends, he is a marathon runner and a golfer.

Dick van Gendt

About Dick

Dick van Gendt holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

After completing his Bachelor degree in 2010 he started working as a Purchaser for a Wholesaler that was focused on the Maritime Industry. During this job Dick felt in love for both the Procurement profession and the Maritime industry. What he loved most about this industry are the challenging projects and great variety of people you work with.

After working for two years as a Purchaser Dick decided to move on to the next challenge which he found within Boskalis. Within Boskalis Dick gained the responsibility for the procurement of consumables and spare parts for 30 tugboats in West-Africa. Because of the good results and hard work the number of tugs and areas grew over the years, at the end of 2016 his team was handling the procurement for over more than 120 tugboats in Australia, the Middle East and West-Africa.

Former YPP board members:

  • Merel van Engelshoven
  • Stefan Langerak
  • Mark Groen
  • Elske Muijs
  • Dirk Muilwijk
  • Kirsty Koppenrade
  • Elske Kleijn
  • Paul Allin
  • Achraf Talhaoui
  • Karin van der Esch
  • Vincent van Nieulande
  • Willem de Groot
  • Remko van der Honing
  • Ruurd Jan Rauwerda
  • Jeroen Hulsman
  • Michel Groenendaal
  • Koen Veltman
  • Steven Welle
  • Mirjam Kibbeling
  • Frank Huijts
  • Surinde Warning
  • Siebe Offringa
  • Nicole Veerbeek
  • Joost Aarts
  • Dirk Spijkers
  • Eveline Hogenes
  • Rens Buis
  • Ferrie van Echteld
  • Mark Janssen
  • Sibrecht Diender-de Jong
  • Floor Hensen
  • Cynthia Nomen