Chief Operating Officer
For more than 20 years I have lead professional service firms. Before joining Colliers in June 2020 as COO Netherlands, I was COO of Dynamic Credit Group for nearly 7 years. In that role I built out Dynamic Credit from a small asset management and advisory firm to a full service asset manager, mortgage company and investor services firm. Activities included raising EUR 10.5 billion in Dutch residential mortgage mandates, setting up an AIFM fund umbrella in Ireland and setting up a Buy-to-Let platform. Before Dynamic Credit, I was director of Simon Meijssen, the bakery business of his father-in-law, and Managing Partner of Aethra Asset Management. I started my career in 1997 as investment strategist and later Head of Asset Allocation at ABN AMRO.
I have an MSc in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and studied on an Erasmus Scholarship at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I completed his Associate exams for the UK Society for Investment Professionals (ASIP).
Most Dutch pension funds and insurance companies
Marja started her career working for several software development companies and joined Colliers in January 1995 as a secretary for the Agency team.
For many years she supported the Dutch Management Team in all occurring activities whether it concerned HR, IT, Events, Office Management, Housing, Marketing & Communications.or more strategic projects like mergers and acquisitions in the period Colliers in the Netherlands expanded from 50 to 300 employees.
Nowadays she is a member of the Operations Team and works closely with COO, Daan Potjer on the implementation of process optimizations and legal & compliance. She is also involved in achieving operation excellence and acts as Product Owner of Dynamics CRM.
Working closely with her global colleagues Marja is well-versed in corporate strategy and communications.
Senior Operations Specialist
A generalist and curious person by nature I have travelled/ worked my way through almost all of the units of Corporate Solutions since my arrival 20 years ago. I’ve been involved in IT projects, building and relocation projects, facility management assignments and finally I have settled in the HR/Finance role for the last 14 years. As of September 2020 I have started working for Operations where I can use all the skills I have collected over the years to help achieve operation exellence within Colliers Netherlands.