Hall of Fame
Introducing finalists and Young Captains
We are delighted to present previous finalists and winners of the Young Captain Award. For some that was already years ago, for others a bit more recent. But what links them together is that they have all gone further, with much bigger steps than they might have ever thought possible!
Young Captain Award 2018
'Participating forced me to reflect on the impact, which I can have through my personal leadership style and pursue it to the max. The program offers you a true and unique network of peers as well as the opportunity to exchange views with true experts. The journey as a whole is of outstanding value, a unique chance. Go for it! '
Rogier Smeets, Upfield, Young captain 2018
Young Captain Award 2017
'The young captain award experiences, gives you the opportunity to broaden your network and get lots of new and different perspectives while at the same moment in time it forces you to be self critical and much more deliberate on your leadership style, what you are standing for and think deeply on what you want to achieve.'
Ronald Doesburg, SHELL, Young captain 2017
Young Captain Award 2016
'Participating in this Award brings meaning to notions such as balance, coaching, deepening and reflection and makes them tangible. Consider taking part as an inspirering treat to yourself.'
Maarten Meijs, Talpa Media, Young Captain 2016.
Young Captain Award 2015
'It's a very great honour to be given this title of Young Captain, and to be given such unique opportunities to broaden the scope of my career.'
Aukje Doornbos, DSM, Young Captain 2015
Young Captain Award 2014
'An inspiring journey that takes you further in business and personally. Ambition as your departure, humility as your arrival'
Berndt Kodden, (FrieslandCampina), Young Captain 2014
Young Captain Award 2013
Annemarieke de Haan
Vice President marketing refreshment and home & personal care, Unilever Benelux (2013)
'De Young Captain Award enriches and inspires me. It urges me on to a vision of leadership and long-term goals. A true gift.'
Annemarieke de Haan (Unilever Benelux), Young Captain 2013
Young Captain Award 2012
Royal HaskoningDHV, Unit Mining and Heavy Industry of Royal Haskoning DHV (2012)
'The Young Captain competition forces you to look wider afield than your daily responsibilities, and that's very refreshing!'
Hein Schumacher (HJ Heinz Company), Young Captain 2012
Young Captain Award 2011
Drs. Maarten Edixhoven MM
SNS REAAL, Chairman of the Executive Board of Zwitserleven (2011)
'The Award gives an enormous boost to your personal and business growth!'
Roy Jakobs (Royal Philips Electronics), Young Captain 2011
Young Captain Award 2010
Dr. Pim Berendsen
General Director of Business Unit Data & Document Management TNT Post; member of the Executive Board TNT Post (2010)
'I've been able to build up an interesting new network'
Dr. Pim Berendsen (TNT Post), Young Captain 2010
Young Captain Award 2009
'Winning the Young Captain Award has opened many doors for me'
Eng. Véronique Pauwels-Van Doorne (Partner Bain&Co), Young Captain 2009
Young Captain Award 2008
Prof Dr. Olaf Sleijpen
Managing Director of Institutional Clients APG Group and member of the board of directors of Cordares (2008)
Alexandra van Huffelen
Director of Deutsche Essent, Director of Business Unit New Energy (2008)
'The Award has brought me much. I have learned that change is of central importance'
Prof. Dr. Olaf Sleijpen (formerly APG MD Inst Clients), Young Captain 2008
Young Captain Award 2007
Peter Paul Coppes
CEO Venture / Dairy, Founder of The Coppes Company
Director Risk & Control Royal Friesland Foods (2007)
Director, Solutions & Commercial Global Account Management TNT Express (2007)