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Marko Schanssema


Marko Schanssema

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marko has spent several years in research and development, marketing, product and process optimisation (Switzerland and the United Kingdom), and performance improvement coaching in the oil and gas industry (the United Kingdom, onshore and offshore). He holds a BEng, Materials Science and Technology, from the Utrecht Institute of Technology, the Netherlands (1991); a Ph.D. degree in Metallurgy and Materials, the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom, 1996), and an MBA from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom, 2000). In 2004, Marko founded Schanssema Business Consulting®, followed by Synpro® as a separate entity/spin-off of Schanssema Business Consulting® in 2010. Marko is a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM, United Kingdom), and is registered as a Chartered Scientist (CSci, United Kingdom). Furthermore, he is a Professional Member of the Institute of Business Consulting (United Kingdom) and an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (2013).



Monique Willemsen

Chief Operations Officer (COO) (2011-May 2012)

After obtaining her First Degree (BSc, Physiotherapy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1989), Monique spent some years in a variety of (managerial) positions in the health and pharmaceutical industry (incl. sales, marketing and regional account management). In 2004, Monique set up Monique Willemsen Training en Coaching, a consulting company focusing on (amongst others) personal and business coaching, personal and career development processes in the workplace,related to recruitment & selection. Since 2010, she has assisted Schanssema Business Consulting® on an Associate basis for meeting facilitation in the oil and gas industry. Till May 2012, Monique assisted Synpro®in the role of Chief Operations Officer on an Associate basis.

Daniëlle Groot

Daniëlle Groot

Back Office Manager

Daniëlle has gained experience in a variety of (managerial) positions in several areas, including business to customer retail, retail banking, manufacturing and the leisure/sports industry in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Given her vast amount of account management and customer relations experience, Daniëlle holds the role of Back Office Manager within our team.



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