Dieuwertje Nelissen

Chief Program Officer, Enviu | Executive Board

Idealism + Business = Possible

Dieuwertje is part of the Enviu global management as Chief Program Officer. Dieuwertje has more than 10 years of experience building circular business models, early-stage validation and value proposition development, and partnership and program management.

She started her journey with Enviu in 2017 as a venture builder and program manager in circular textiles. Dieuwertje was instrumental in setting up the Enviu Chile office, where, as its Country Director, she managed the agriculture venture-building program. Moreover, she has been leading Enviu’s plastics programs in Southeast Asia and the Netherlands. 

With a Master’s in International Relations (Conflict Resolution) from the University of Groningen, she started her career in the corporate world, leading innovation, strategy, operations, and building companies in renewable energy as an intrapreneur. Besides being an entrepreneurial idealist, Dieuwertje is a field hockey player and nature-lover.