Ankie van Wersch-Lenders

Managing Director, Powered By Enviu

Empowering the world toward change

Ankie has over 20 years of experience in retail, logistics, and value chain innovation. She is an idealist with a strong business sense. She thrives in complex situations and (impossible) challenges, making positive change a reality.

Ankie joined Enviu’s management team in 2015, and served as the co-CEO, along with Michiel Elich, between 2017 and 2023. Since January 2023, she has been serving as one of the MDs of Powered By Enviu. Ankie holds an MSc in International Business Studies from Maastricht University. She started her career in retail and logistics in Boston at a spin-off of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. She later moved back to Europe to serve as the supply chain manager at Procter & Gamble and later as director at the management consultant firm IG&H Consulting.

Besides Powered by Enviu, Ankie is eager to make a positive difference for children. Ankie founded the Tika Foundation, which works to improve the lives of children in Nepal. She is also the chairperson of the supervisory board of Simavi, a foundation supporting women across the globe.