Joan van den Brink
PhD in Organic Chemistry from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University; First class (Hons) degree in Chemistry from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University; Diploma in Marketing from Charted Institute of Marketing: Advanced Award in Organization Design & Development from Chartered Insititute of Personnel Development and completed a general management programme at Ashridge
After graduating with a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University, Dr. Joan van den Brink’s career has spanned marketing, operations, management consulting and HR. She has worked across both the public and private sectors including a UN agency, UK government departments and agencies, complex global organizations in financial services, telecommunications, mining, pharmaceutical, defense and technology.
Her fields of expertise include strategic HR, talent strategy, leadership, organisational development, performance management, change leadership and client relationship development. Her strategic insight and business acumen enable her to work with leaders to improve their leadership qualities to create the conditions for their colleagues to deliver effective performance.
After 12 years as a consultant, Dr. Van den brink joined a speciality chemicals company as EVP HR & Communications. She has extensive international experience working in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and USA.
She is now working with clients on a range of topics and issues as the owner of Araba Consulting, as their personal chemist – mixing ingredients to deliver a solution tailored to meet their needs.