The team of the Dutch Cycling Embassy consists of:
As the Director of the Dutch Cycling Embassy Mirjam is responsible for the development, operational and financial activities and indicating strategic areas of focus of the Public Private Partnership. Under delegation of the board, she manages the daily office and the team and coordinates, together with the project coordinator, the Embassy’s various projects that result from incoming requests from all over the world. With a background in civil engineering she’s able to support public and private organizations with indicating where to start with implementing cycling within other countries and cultures. Together with all various participants the right (personal) approach will be chosen and implemented. Her mission is to facilitate international clients to grow towards a (more) successful cycling culture, with safe and well-designed infrastructure within a healthy and sustainable environment.
During his study in International Management, Nout combined his passion for bikes and international trade by exporting vintage road bikes within Europe. Internationally oriented, Nout has an eye for cross-cultural trends and strongly believes in global cooperation to encourage and improve our most healthy, most sustainable and simply most fun way of transportation: by bike!
With a background in International Management and experience in a number of countries, Edward keeps a close eye on (cycling-related) developments worldwide. He helps people and organisations from around the world with their cycling related questions, assists Dutch organisations with their international ambitions and manages both national and international projects. Edward strongly believes that cycling is essential for creating cities where people happily live, and that the Dutch can help achieving this.
Having experienced the positive impact cycling can have on individuals as well as communities in Mozambique, with DCE Simone now combines her interests in international cooperation and cycling by connecting Dutch organisations with the rest of the world. Being a passionate cyclist and having obtained a BA in International Relations and a MSc in International Development Studies, this is a combination that suits her well. Simone is responsible for handling the incoming requests and the coordination of projects resulting from these requests, such as incoming delegations and coordinating cycling-related activities abroad.