Our motto “It takes a community to build a business” is derived from the African proverb “it takes a whole village to raise a child”.
No business can succeed on its own. It needs a whole ecosystem of trusted clients, suppliers and service providers to succeed.
Since the launch in 2018 our global CONNECTS community has been consistently growing, working together with business networks and companies based in more than 80 countries around the world.
CONNECTS provides an intelligent infrastructure, a safe space to engage and build networks, identify and engage actors and their assets, enable actors to share information and collaborate online… It is the solution for networks and companies of all sizes that want to engage their stakeholders.
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We believe community is fundamental to a harmonious society. Connections, communication, and openness are crucial to fostering successful relationships. This extends into the business world. Only through trusted communities and networks can we develop strong and healthy partnerships.
Creating global connections is great. This should not come above provenance. A product’s origin tells a story of authenticity, trust, and quality. We respect each network’s background, culture, language, and customs. In so doing, we can better understand the businesses using CONNECTS.
Authenticity is a key component to trust. In business, being authentic means being transparent, genuine, and open. CONNECTS is based upon its connections with Strategic Doing and business networks. This crucial factor ensures authenticity. It enables business relationships to develop and thrive.
It's not about technology
Behind every business, there are individuals with unique needs. We understand individuality is crucial. Our role is to connect businesses by showing them their commonalities, as well as their differences, and demonstrating the advantages of building business relationships.
Our users are entrepreneurial and forward-thinking. So are we! Our work ethic is all about enterprise, always pushing to do better. Throughout our business, we challenge ourselves to innovate, grow, and learn, through open communication and an open mind.
Meet our team
Communications & Engagement Manager
Tashdid has an education in the fields of International Relations and Business Administration. He is skilled in managing social media, B2B connections, media marketing, and event planning, among other things. Visit his Linkedin profile
Head of Partnerships
Leila is a doctor in business economics, researcher and associated professor. She has over 8 years expertise in international business development, strategic management, digital transformation, marketing and brand awareness. Visit her LinkedIn profile.
Head of Network Engagement
Karolina has a lot of experience with managing business and customer service, working in teams of diverse cultural backgrounds, and overcoming the cultural differences that often follow. Visit her LinkedIn profile.
Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Nira is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience in accounting, audit and compliance, having worked with organisations such as Deloitte and Rothschild. Visit his LinkedIn profile.
Board Member and HR Director
Hanneke is an experienced HR professional with a solid track record in recruitment and talent management. She is also a board member of Transparency International Belgium. Visit her LinkedIn profile.
Co-Founder and External Relations
Glynis has over 30 years’ professional experience in EU /UK public policy, economic and business development. She was past President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. Visit her LinkedIn profile.
Co-Founder and CEO
Joost has broad global executive expertise in sales, marketing, and general management, working for the British multinational Diageo Plc. Since 2006 consultant/social entrepreneur. Visit his LinkedIn profile.
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