Manager Corporate Marketing at USG People
I am thrilled about our partnership with Expat Spouses Initiative. They’re addressing a need in the Brainport region that’s been ignored for too long. This cooperation opens up a world of possibilities for companies in the region, for the local government, and most importantly, for the people in the community. I’m looking forward to working with them.
Partner Human Capital at EY
“At EY we are committed to building a better working world, and I believe that one of the ways we can do that in the Eindhoven region is by supporting Expat Spouses Initiative. It’s an opportunity that more companies should be taking advantage of as either being a company hiring expats and offering support to their spouses or by hiring expat spouses with their unique international skillset. At EY we believe that through this initiative we can further strengthen the international business and social environment in our region”.
Managing Director at Startupbootcamp HighTechXL
“This is the most exciting thing happening in EHV in 2015. When Kavitha and Anne told me that there are 9,000 highly skilled internationals in the region who aren’t being utilized, I said, ‘that’s insane! Let’s plug them in to the network.’ Which is what we did. I am truly proud of them today.”
Welcome to the team
We get more and more best technical questions from our customers. And that’s why we were looking for someone who, in addition to our technical magician Jorran, could help us.
Jakajima’s expansion of the business at international level drove the company’s necessities towards enriching its global knowledge and enlarging its team with new employees with international background and experience.
It was the moment when we turned to the Expat Spouses Initiative, as a pool of resources of highly qualified international professionals.
International Media Strategist
Odka Tseren, Office Support at Effect photonics B.V, Eindhoven since September 2015.
Let me tell you a little bit about my background and how I ended up in the Netherlands. I was born in Mongolia and studied International Relations and after my graduation I decided to explore the world. I went to Ireland and had a family there but my husband was not from Ireland.
Then we decided to move to Belgium since my husband changed a job. Of course, I supported my husband and family and moved to Belgium. We had our second child there and got an opportunity to move to the Netherlands which is a hometown of my husband. Read more
Karen Choo-Haeberle, PR & Communications Director at STARSKIN®
When I moved to Eindhoven with my husband (for ASML), there was little demand for native English PR and Communications professionals — most of the international companies are in the Randstad region. But because he enjoys his work, we decided to stay put for a couple more years. In between, I worked freelance, and then later, after a chance encounter with specialized recruiter, for Philips. However it was not easy to find the perfect job where I can apply my full set of communications skills.
After the birth of our son, I contemplated going back to work. It was then a good friend mentioned to me about ESI and I thought I’d reached out to the network. Read more
Veronica Albrecht - Head Plant Scientist at Sensoraid
Shortly after joining ESI and providing my professional information they contacted me that there is a startup at the Startupbootscamp named Sensoraide who would be in need of someone with my expertise. It was a perfect match for both sides!
Ammar Yasir, Mechanical and Materials Science Engineering
I had moved to Eindhoven since February 2015 with my wife working as PhD candidates in TU/e (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven). Expat Spouses Initiative (ESI) has been a great platform for me to network and exploring new opportunity in the Brainport.
Diana Macovei, Community & Content Manager, Jakajima
The decision to move abroad as an expat spouse is not the easiest one to make, particularly if the spouse (that’s me) has to leave behind a career that is the result of years of study and hard work. While the new role of my family’s Transition Manager proved to be challenging enough (I confess it was among the top 3 toughest jobs I’ve had), to me it was important to remain professionally and socially active. Read more