Save the Date for the Opening Event of the LEAD Netherlands Chapter on June 20th!

The Committee of the LEAD Netherlands Chapter is honored to invite LEAD Members to this ground breaking event hosted by a long-time Foundation Partner of the LEAD Network: Ahold Delhaize. The long awaited launch of the local Chapter of the LEAD Network in The Netherlands is an exceptional opportunity for the Members of the LEAD Network to meet, get to know each other, share thoughts and best practices on the topic of Using Data in Advancing Diversity & Inclusion. And it all on the longest day of the year! Join us on June 20th in Zaandam!

LEAD Netherlands Chapter Opening Event

“Doing – Not Trying – Using data in Advancing Diversity & Inclusion”


18:30 – 19:00       Reception & Networking

19:00 – 19:40       Opening Ceremony:

  • The Welcome Message from the Executive Team of Ahold Delhaize – the Sponsor and a Founding Partner of the LEAD Network
  • Sharon Jeske, Executive Director, the LEAD Network
  • Julia Jelińska, Chair of the LEAD Netherlands Chapter, Manager Compliance Product Integrity, Ahold Delhaize

19:40 – 20:00       Keynote Speaker: Hanneke Faber, President Europe Unilever

20:00 – 21:00       Panel Discussion: Doing – Not Trying – Using data in Advancing Diversity & Inclusion with the Panel Moderators:

  • Lidija Tisljar– Vice-Chair of the LEAD Netherlands Chapter, Client Business Partner, Nielsen
  • Marjan de Bock-Smit – Vice-Chair of the LEAD Netherlands Chapter, Founder and owner SIM Supply Chain Information Management bv

21:00 – 22:30       Networking Session

All presentations will be delivered in English.

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided during the networking sessions of the event.

Details of the event

Date:  June 20th, 2018 – Wednesday

Time: 18:30


Location: Ahold Delhaize Office

Provincialeweg 11, 1506 MA

Zaandam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 88 659 9111

Meeting venue: Filmzaal

How to get there: Public transport – use for directions.


Parking available:

Parking garage: Q-Park (Hermitage).

Address: Hermitage 144, 1506 TX Zaandam.

More information:


Please note that the number of seats is limited and the tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are available via LEAD Netherlands Chapter Event web page or through our Evenium.

Biography of keynote speaker, Hanneke Faber, President Europe, Unilever and  LEAD Advisory Board Member

Hanneke Faber is the President Europe of Unilever as of January, 2018. Prior to joining Unilever, Hanneke was Chief Ecommerce & Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee at Ahold Delhaize. Since 2013 she led Ahold Delhaize global on-line business and was responsible for global Omnichannel Customer Loyalty and Innovation. Before joining Ahold Delhaize, Hanneke was the Vice President and General Manager of Global Pantene, Head & Shoulders and Herbal Essences at Procter & Gamble, where she began her career in 1992. She held other senior roles in marketing and general management in both Europe and the United States. Europe. Hanneke was a 7-time Dutch national springboard diving champion. She attended the University of Houston (Texas, USA) on an athletic scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA and an MBA.

About Unilever: Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Personal Care, Home Care and Food and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes all over the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum and Lynx. Unilever’s purpose is to make sustainable living common place, and its vision is to grow the business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact.

Memberships: Member of the supervisory board of Bayer AG, Germany Member of the LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) advisory board.

Hanneke Faber, President Europe, Unilever and  LEAD Advisory Board Member