Nelsy Salden-Rebbens (41) has been head of business change at Triodos since 2020, where she has worked for five years. Before that, she worked at Fortis/ABN AMRO for 10 years and, after her traineeship, alternated various commercial and operational executive management roles with strategic roles in organisational design and change management.
Thinking, feeling, doing, is what characterises Nelsy and what reflects in her career moves. The consistent translation from strategy to operations, from goals to daily behaviour is what drives Nelsy in her work and she takes on the role that has the most impact on this in the organisation. She feels where the opportunities lie and very much enjoys working with others to achieve actual results. From that positive drive, she brings movement. In doing so, she does not shy away from bringing inconsistencies to light, in her characteristic tenacious and connecting way. Only when something can no longer be "spared" can it change.
There is something to change in the financial sector. That is why, after the WIFS leadership programme in 2021, Nelsy is happy to be part of and contribute to the governance of WIFS towards a more sustainable and equal sector. So much more is possible.
She grew up in Oud-Gastel in Brabant. After studying Economics and Social Sciences at Utrecht University, Nelsy moved to Zeist, where she now lives with her husband and two daughters. She gives personal training in a gym and is an avid sportswoman herself, playing tennis, running and working out. She also enjoys reading and writing.
“Only when something can no longer be "spared" can it change.”