Koen Buisman

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 18

Koen Buisman
My pronouns are: he/him/his
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I am based in: Utrecht

My roots are in the Netherlands, with several years growing up in Cameroon and Zimbabwe. Living abroad and returning to the Netherlands opened my curiosity about people, culture and travel.

I like to develop myself and others. In the context of a rapidly changing and ambiguous world, becoming a better version of ourselves. I believe people have more potential than one can imagine. I wake up to create spaces where human potential can flourish, leading towards impact on important societal topics. Program and management roles gave me the opportunity to grow as a leader, to light the fire in people and teams and create impactful products.

At Sustainer, I will strengthen the leadership team to lead operations and growth, and to transition construction towards circular wood construction.

I love to spend time outdoors and move. As an example, in the summer we will cycle through Denmark with our kids and tents. Nature is pure & authentic, challenging & beautiful. This is what I also value as a leader: authenticity, connection, openness and trust, to experience both the challenge and the beauty.