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Inez Vermeulen

Inez Vermeulen

As the Founder and CEO of Europe-HR-Solutions, Inez Vermeulen has more than 25 years of successful corporate and entrepreneurial experience in a number of global industries ranging from retail, FMCG, financial services, and medical devices in Germany, Belgium, UK, Italy and the Netherlands.

Throughout her business career, Inez has helped grow and expand the European divisions of global companies such as Coca-Cola Company, Regus, DHL, American Medical Systems, ect She received a number of company awards for her entrepreneurial spirit and success.

Inez international HR and Business knowledge and expertise comes from first-hand experience, having been involved and responsible for double digit growth figures, maximizing performance & talent, startups, expansions & acquisitions.

Inez owns a Bachelor’s degree in French, History and Latin, several HR global expert certifications, a Master’s degree in Metaphysical Sciences, ICF Coach Certification and has finalized her Doctorate on Transformational Leadership. She speaks Dutch, English, French, Italian and German.

Inez works in partnership with an extensive international network of independent & professional companies.

Inez resides in Belgium near Brussels, with her husband Jan and works on a global level.

Karine Hauben-Julien

Karine Hauben-Julien

Karine Hauben-Julien is a seasoned International Human Resources Manager, who decided after 15 years of successful international work experience in corporate environments to start working as an international HR Consultant.

She worked in different industries such as the medical devices, automotive and travel industry.

Karine owns a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, several HR certifications and is a self-made Human Resources professional. Her knowledge comes from first-hand experience, having throughout her career been involved in and responsible of many projects such as international start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization’s, compensation & benefits, talent & performance, international recruitment, policies & procedures for many different European countries.

Due to extensive travel throughout her career, Karine has become passionate and learned a lot about different cultures all over the world. She speaks fluently Dutch, French and English. Karine resides in Belgium, nearby Brussels and also works on a global level.

Franziska Niemann

Fransziska Niemann

Franziska Niemann is an internationally accomplished HR Professional who has been working in different HR positions with increasing responsibility in various countries. She has experience across a diverse range of industries in fast changing and complex matrix environments within Europe. Her outcome-oriented approach enables her to find creative yet business enhancing solutions to advance organizations and establish strong operational structures.

Her hands-on, practical approach paired with strong stakeholder management skills focuses on business and customer satisfaction across a wide range of HR topics. Franziska holds a first class honours degree in Human Resource Management from London Metropolitan University.

After having lived abroad for many years (London/Vienna) as well as
travelled extensively in Asia, she returned to Germany and currently resides
in Berlin.

Sandra Mourits

Sandra Mourits

Sandra Mourits is a dynamic and result driven Senior HR Business Partner with extensive experience in the field of Human Resource Management. From start-ups to well-established, professional companies. Whilst most of her experience is in the life science industry, she has experience in IT/Software, Logistics, Event Management, Aviation and Banking.

She has proven success in creating cultures of collaboration and implementing change to achieve workforce excellence. Sandra possesses experience in several aspects of human resources including recruitment, leadership development, HR policies and procedures, employee training, compensation and benefits and managing Employee Relations. She has a track record of coaching in the areas of transformational leadership, intercultural communication, team building, and managing change, with proven success several countries across Europe as well as Australia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.

After having lived and worked in Australia for 4 years, she returned to her home country The Netherlands where she currently resides in Amsterdam.

Céline Martin

Céline Martin

Céline Martin is a successful multifaceted HR professional that combines IT , process optimization & HR project management skills to help organizations maximise their HR-ROI.

Making organizations, its leaders and employees win more with the right blend of technology, human passion-innovation & process governance excellence & discipline, she’s specialized in many crucial HR domains that make her a valuable HR revup professional.

Celine specializes in recruitment, payroll, social law, conflict resolution, training, strategic HR planning and processes, financial reports & budget, fleet management and HRIS system implementation. She is IT, KPI and HR Project management minded HR pro who has worked extensively at a global level in various industries. A Belgium, native, she’s fluent in French and English languages.

Karen Dorling

Karen Dorling

With over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources Management, Chartered MCIPD, Karen Dorling has a thorough understanding of the UK employment law and best practice across various industry sectors.

Karen has a wealth of HR and Change experience to call on in different situations matched with a natural ability to choose the best solution to any given problem. Discreet and tactful, she demonstrates exemplary leadership skills and the ability to negotiate and motivate at all levels but what stands her apart from many others in her field is her generosity of spirit with her time and experience.

These qualities quite deservedly earn her a widely respected reputation as an extremely competent and balanced HR professional who is an asset to any company.

Niko Wels

Niko Wels

Niko Wels, an accomplished senior international HR professional with 15 years’ experience in HR Business Partnering, Compensation & Benefits, Grading, Change Management, HR Quality Management, Quality Assessments & Audits, HR Process Management, Strategic HR Planning, Niko lives in Berlin with his partner and son.

Niko excels in communication, fluent in English, German, French, and is a great HR business partner who smoothly handles the most complex and difficult HR challenges.

Roberta De Ponti

Roberta De Ponti

Roberta De Ponti is an experienced HR senior professional with a broad knowledge and solid background on all HR processes combined with a pragmatic and direct approach to the business.

Over 25 years of HR professional career with growing international responsibilities gathered in top tier multinational companies such as Apple Computers, Philips, Ernst Young, Cap Gemini, and IDC Corp. Excellent success track record in building and executing complex matrix organizations in multiple geographies across Europe.

Competent in various areas of HR practice, with exposure to European HR legal & compliance regulations, with the knowledge of European rules. Enthusiast and self-motivating person, excellent organizational skills, able to work effectively in multi-cultural environments gained through international responsibilities.

Excellent relationship builder and people manager, able to effectively manage multi-level HR organizations, creating effective teamwork with local structures. Proactive, client and business orientated, strong delivery attitude. Roberta is Italian and lives in Monza, speaks fluent English, Italian, French.

Olivia Vanderbecken

Olivia Vanderbecken

Olivia Vanderbecken is an Executive Assistant, who decided after more than 25 years of experience, to start working as a freelance virtual assistant. She has experience as an administrative allrounder across various industries such as real estate, health care and education. Her most important asset is her accuracy and efficiency.

Olivia is bilingual Dutch/French and speaks English and Spanish as well.

She lives in Belgium, nearby Brussels.

Katarzyna Piekut

Katarzyna Piekut

Katarzyna Piekut is our Polish HR Expert. She lives in Warsaw and has 15+ generalist and commercial HR experience.

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    Scott Rude
    Inez Vermeulen is a talented, experienced and creative professional. When we needed expertise in the European market for our personnel needs we experienced exceptional service and insight from Inez. Inez knows the market and has the resources/network to get answers to the tough issues facing a U.S. company ...
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    Scott Rude
    Inez Vermeulen is a talented, experienced and creative professional. When we needed expertise in the European market for our personnel needs we experienced exceptional service and insight from Inez. Inez knows the market and has the resources/network to get answers to the tough issues facing a U.S. company like ours, who does not have a core competency in Europe. Inez has my highest respect and appreciation for her service to our company. I would be glad to provide insight on Inez' skills at any time. Scott Rudi, snrude@yahoo.com
    Ann Beckers
    Since a few months, Inez coaches me in creating my own vision, my purpose and my goals, as well in my professional, as in my personal life. As a result, I feel much more confident, focused and relaxed. I have learned to know Inez as a very special person. She ...
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    Ann Beckers
    Since a few months, Inez coaches me in creating my own vision, my purpose and my goals, as well in my professional, as in my personal life. As a result, I feel much more confident, focused and relaxed. I have learned to know Inez as a very special person. She is one of those rare people who have the extraordinary gift of being a good listener. Do not expect abstract discussions about your career or your future. You can expect immediate results of a dedicated professional coach, who will support you to focus on the challenges and the goals that are really important to you.
    Christos Kartalis
    Inez was main HR/Legal lead for a major restructuring in Europe in 2006. Amazing cross/dept/areas knowledge, keenly results oriented, jelled with the team with decisive (especially for a "consultant") and highly accountable attitude.Inez is a amazing professional, making things "easier" for management. I would work with her ...
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    Christos Kartalis
    Inez was main HR/Legal lead for a major restructuring in Europe in 2006. Amazing cross/dept/areas knowledge, keenly results oriented, jelled with the team with decisive (especially for a "consultant") and highly accountable attitude.Inez is a amazing professional, making things "easier" for management. I would work with her at any given next opportunity and would recommend her with out any reservations. Christos Kartalis. CEO, Int'l CIPLA.
    Elke Taylor
    Inez delivered employee handbooks for multiple countries in English and also local language. She provided local expertise for those countries and able to answer the multiple questions from the business and employees. Her responsiveness, quality of expertise & knowledge, output on deliverables was excellent therefore have already worked with Inez ...
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    Elke Taylor
    Inez delivered employee handbooks for multiple countries in English and also local language. She provided local expertise for those countries and able to answer the multiple questions from the business and employees. Her responsiveness, quality of expertise & knowledge, output on deliverables was excellent therefore have already worked with Inez and further projects and hope to do so in the future again.
    Ignasi Vivas
    I had the pleasure of working with Inez at different levels at American Medical Systems. Inez was able to provide us a Strategic view of what Human Resources can provide to an organization by being a true partner. With her as a leader, we were able to build processes as ...
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    Ignasi Vivas
    I had the pleasure of working with Inez at different levels at American Medical Systems. Inez was able to provide us a Strategic view of what Human Resources can provide to an organization by being a true partner. With her as a leader, we were able to build processes as well as development plans, that helped us to move from a small to a mid size company. She guided us to always focuse on people, which lead us to become a stronger and bigger organization.
    John Hardin
    Inez is an exceptional Human Resources professional and fully understands the nuance and complexity of creating employment contracts in the various EU geographies. She also has a keen eye for talent, particularly for startups, and has been extremely helpful in identifying quality hires. I highly recommend Inez for HR consultation ...
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    John Hardin
    Inez is an exceptional Human Resources professional and fully understands the nuance and complexity of creating employment contracts in the various EU geographies. She also has a keen eye for talent, particularly for startups, and has been extremely helpful in identifying quality hires. I highly recommend Inez for HR consultation to any executive building an organization in Europe.
    Paul Grafham
    Inez has consistently delivered high quality work in all of the projects that she has been involved in. The professional approach that Inez displays is combined with a very personable manner, which has helped integrate Inez into the AngioDynamics team, and her expertise has assisted significantly in the growth of ...
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    Paul Grafham
    Inez has consistently delivered high quality work in all of the projects that she has been involved in. The professional approach that Inez displays is combined with a very personable manner, which has helped integrate Inez into the AngioDynamics team, and her expertise has assisted significantly in the growth of the international business. I would not hesitate to recommend Inez and the consultancy services offered, and believe she would be an asset to any organisation.
    Melanie Girardin
    Inez is my go to person for anything related to employment matters in the Dutch market. She is one of the most talented and efficient HR professional I've ever met. This is a great pleasure to work with her. She is a creative problem solver, and trustworthy Advisor. Her recommendations ...
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    Melanie Girardin
    Inez is my go to person for anything related to employment matters in the Dutch market. She is one of the most talented and efficient HR professional I've ever met. This is a great pleasure to work with her. She is a creative problem solver, and trustworthy Advisor. Her recommendations are well thought out and clearly articulated. I give her my highest recommendation, without reservation.

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