Annemie founded PurpleBeach, in order to bring together business leaders and thinkers to share experiences that transform thinking, change perceptions and ultimately lead to new ways of doing business.
Annemie has wide-ranging experience in designing and implementing significant organisational change and transformation in multi-national businesses, focusing on future trends as they specifically impact leadership, talent, culture, diversity and complexity. She draws extensively from her experience as Global HR Director at Skype, Global Head of People Innovation at eBay, Senior HR Director at eBay & PayPal Europe, and previous roles as Head of HR at The International Petroleum Exchange and her time at PepsiCo.
Annemie is known for approaching organisational, leadership and strategic challenges from a very different, unique and results-driven perspective. She has extensive executive leadership and board-level experience in a wide range of technology businesses at all stages of maturity, with particular expertise in driving high levels of commercial and organisational performance.
Annemie currently co-leads the development of a diversified €350m energy innovation and technology investment portfolio for a large German multinational including sourcing, evaluating and managing investment opportunities in the UK, Israel, Germany and the United States. She has a vast direct network of personal relationships in the technology sector covering C-suite executives, hardware and software experts and thought leaders in related disciplines.