Ineke Kooistra has been CEO of the YoungCapital Group since January 2013, the Netherlands’ fastest growing and most innovative staffing, trainee and secondment organization for young talent. The YoungCapital Group is active with 3 labels in 10 European countries. In 2018, YoungCapital started its own accredited HBO study program with which it wants to make a difference with other HBO institutions – the YoungCapital Academy. Every day, more than 24,000 young talents work via YoungCapital from more than 1000 employees from 40 locations in the Netherlands and Europe. The company has grown organically by 60% annually and takes on 50 new colleagues for the internal organization every month to steer the growth in the right direction.The company believes in the power of young talent because they are indispensable for every company. Young people encourage innovation in organizations. They help break taboos that are in the way of growth.
Ineke works closely with the three young founders Hugo de Koning, Bram Bosveld and Rogier Thewessen, who are also wholly shareholders of the company. Subjects that are of interest to her are social innovation, machine learning, servant leadership and the reasons behind exponential growth companies, including YoungCapital. In the Management Team, the distribution of men and women is in balance, which gives a great work dynamic.