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“There are many ways to solve a problem, but they all rely on challenging the status quo.”  

Nico Brinkerink knows how to navigate large-scale change by seamlessly changing tack. He alternates between an anthropological approach, exploring the nuances of how people interact, and a scientific one, examining empirical evidence. He actively adapts to the conditions around him, much as he adjusts his approach as a windsurfer, alternating between tacks and jibes to ensure smooth sailing ahead.

Nico, who has worked in various international industries, is passionate about creating teams that are productive, high performing and inspired by their work. His experience spans six countries over the last decade, with roles that include consulting and project delivery at aerospace companies Fokker Technologies and Airbus. Nico holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Delft University of Technology and an MBA from EOI Business School.

  • Prescription for life: Amazement is the most wonderful commodity of all; invest in it with all you have.
  • Favorite memory: Traveling to ten countries for his honeymoon
  • Hometown: Groningen, The Netherlands