Balkan Travel Advisor
Balkan Travel Support sees the light of day!
Listen to my podcast "Brug naar de Balkan" on Spotify! (Dutch)
2021 - Present
Photo: I went to many of these inspiring meetings by bike. Nice way to break the ice :) Here you see my 'second love' (as my wife Ellen affectionately calls my bike) in front of Sebilj (wooden fountain).
Location: Baščaršija, Sarajevo's old city center.
In this position I was part of the management team and substantive sparring partner for the board. I ensured a clear proposition in the market, which on the one hand contributed to the Driessen brand and on the other hand to commercial leads. I placed emphasis on accountability and introduced omnichannel strategy.
Strategic focus on:
Return on marketing investment
Data driven marketing
Bridging the gap between the business and marketing and communications
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIST &
(Online) COMMUNITY MANAGER
The Netherlands / Worldwide
In this position I was responsible for recruitment, international brand management, (social) media/content strategy and community management at HAN International School of Business, working on eye-level with our Dean/Management Team.
"The student population at the International School of Business is diverse. It has over 1,500 students from over 60 different countries. So wherever you’re from, you’ll feel at home. Being part of this community stimulates your cultural awareness. This is an important aspect of working in an international environment. And it’s a crucial aspect of your personal development during your studies at HAN."
Photo: me, proudly wearing our own merchandise, in front of the wall that leads you to our basecamp.
Communication & Information Sciences
Specialization: Corporate Communication and Digital Media.
Interdisciplinary Minor: Studies of the Multicultural Society
Bachelor of Arts
C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), is a Cambridge English Qualification. It is the highest-level qualification – proof that you are a highly competent speaker of English.
Certificate of Proficiency in English
UK / Worldwide
Reliable and Result Driven
English (proficient) C2
Serbian (basic) A2
German (basic) A1
Serbia (my second home)
Music and Concerts (from Future Islands to Motörhead)
Cycling (did Vienna-Novi Sad once)
Trailrunning (co-founder of Klompentrail Culemborg)