Evelien van Hoeve

“I strongly support the ideology of what HiiL stands for, 'making justice work'. Paul Coelho said: If you love someone, you have no need to understand what is happening, because everything happens within you and you can change yourself into wind; provided the wind helps, of course.”

Evelien joined the HiiL team in May 2007 as an Executive Secretary.

In prior years Evelien has worked as the administrative secretary for the Board Members of The Netherlands Development Assistance Research Council (RAWOO) where she kept good memory of the things she learned about, e.g. aspects of sustainability, developing countries and the need of keeping our biodiversity environment in shape. At the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) she was assigned as executive secretary for the director of the department of Internationalisation. About twenty student exchange scholarship programmes were administered for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as for the European Commission. For ten years she has enjoyed working in this really wonderful organisation. In the beginning of her career Evelien worked in commercial organisations such as a famous Dutch brewery (Heineken) and for an international offshore company (Heerema) as a secretary to the executive board. She has diplomas in higher educational level in public relations and for higher personnel management.

Besides HiiL the other best thing in her life is her partner. She finds doing sports almost similar to having fun but tasting lovely food and sharing quality time with family and friends gives her life an extra dimension.


Evelien van Hoeve
Executive Secretary
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