MEET THE TEAM

The team at shareNL is very dedicated, creative and diverse. We come from all over the world, with a wide range of education and work backgrounds, but all with a shared passion for the sharing & platform economy. We would love to see you soon!


Harmen van Sprang
Co-founder

Harmen van Sprang and Pieter van de Glind founded shareNL in 2013. Since then they work with start-ups, corporations, cities, governments and knowledge institutions from around the world. They are the developers of the Collaborative (and sharing) Economy Ecosystem, the authors of SHARE, the initiators of Amsterdam Sharing City, official advisors of Seoul Sharing City and co-creators of the collaborative economy research library. Most recently, Pieter and Harmen launched the Sharing Cities Alliance. Meet the founders in this video.

Pieter van de Glind
Co-founder

Harmen van Sprang and Pieter van de Glind founded shareNL in 2013. Since then they work with start-ups, corporations, cities, governments and knowledge institutions from around the world. They are the developers of the Collaborative (and sharing) Economy Ecosystem, the authors of SHARE, the initiators of Amsterdam Sharing City, official advisors of Seoul Sharing City and co-creators of the collaborative economy research library. Most recently, Harmen and Pieter launched the Sharing Cities Alliance. Meet the founders in this video.

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Pieter de Jong
General Manager

Pieter, yes another Pieter, chooses to go with the title ‘General Manager’ for now. Maybe he likes it because it sounds tough or because it has some status to it. However everyone knows that a ‘General Manager’ could mean anything. Negative? He doesn’t think so, cause who wouldn’t want to be able to do everything? It’s like a childhood dream. Doing everything -that Harmen and (the other Pieter) don’t or won’t do- is exactly what Pieter does on a daily basis. 

Any general questions? contact Pieter. Any specific questions? contact Pieter. Wanting to sell anything? contact Pieter. Wanting to drink a coffee? invite Pieter. 

 
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Simone Maas
Research & Concept development

Simone started at shareNL as an intern but is currently working on trend research and concept development projects regarding the topics of sharing economy, platform economy and smart technologies. Besides her study International Lifestyle Studies, she is supporting the team to create new sharing opportunities! Words that describe her are proactive, passionate and creative.

 
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Felix Talen
Research & Concept development Intern

Felix is an intern at shareNL. He specialises in trend research and concept development. As a student International Lifestyle Studies, he has a fresh, creative and innovative way of thinking. Words to describe him are hard-working, creative and energetic.

Yue Jik Chu
Grants

Yue Jik is working at shareNL as the business development intern, and she helps with a diverse set of tasks that help the team flourish and move forward. Her research focuses on the regulations and rules around platforms in the market of space, which will help shareNL and other initiatives understand the struggles and find solutions to them. Words that describe her are hard working, open-minded and thoughtful.

 
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Menouschka Plugge
Mobility Intern

Menouschka is an intern at shareNL and is working, together with Ananda, on sustainable and shared mobility.  She is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Economics and before she joined the shareNL team she worked as an intern at the economic department of the Dutch Embassy in Kenya.  Sustainability and inclusivity are the two topics that always get her heart racing. Words that describe her are open-minded, genuine, passionate and imaginative.

Ananda Groag
Mobility

Ananda is the mobility expert at shareNL. After working for TomTom for 7 years, she joined the shareNL team. Ananda works with the sharing and collaborative economy in connection to mobility solutions, and recently the future of work abundance, and autonomous mobility. She is the project leader of the ‘Green Deal Car Sharing’ and the yearly Car Sharing symposium and she is also the project leader of the autodelen.nl website which was launched in November 2016. Words that describe her are proactive, organized, and a combination of being calm while being an energy bubble, which gets the job done.

 
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Anne Kuiper
Illustration and Design

While working on communication at shareNL, Anne's creativity quickly took over: she evolved into an illustrator and visualizer, and now enthusiastically supports the team in their brainstorms during her occassional office visits. You might bump into her visualizing one of our events, or come accross her illustrations in one of our projects.