Martijn van der Ven – CEO & Founder
Martijn has an entrepreneurial background. He has 23 years of experience in the Telecom, Events & Entertainment Industry. With his strongly driven mindset, Martijn has successfully set up several companies before becoming the founder & CEO of Athalos. Martijn’s forward-thinking leadership leverages purpose in shaping our organizational goals, objectives and structure. This approach to business is reflective in Martijn’s passionate way of life and that’s why he’ll often find a moment to reflect on the world through music, Dj’ing as an expression of his love for everything that life has to offer. This will be released also in Athalos.World. He loves Italian wines and cooking and doing volunteering work for sports and events.
Han Breugem – Head of Business Operations
Han has a finance background. He started his career 32 years at KPMG Klynveld as an auditor assistant and the love for numbers and metrics was born. He moved then to BMW and Laman Technical Wholesale, before joining the Athalos team. He’s analytical and a stickler for accuracy. Han isn’t just about the numbers though, he has a flair in the kitchen, experimenting with flavours and ingredients and that’s expressive also of his reflection and observations of life.
Roy Willemsen – COO
Roy has a telecom, datacom, media and technology background. In his 32 career he has supported and launched several companies and labels (ICarrier BV, Romebo Telecom). Roy’s analytical mindset is reflective & apparent in everything he does, from executing complex ICT development projects developing telecom solutions and billing engines. As technology has advanced, Roy’s flexibility and staying power have chartered the course for how Athalos is running now as a concept for the future. Even when he’s down-timing, Roy likes spending some of that time on new technologies and creating things that make all our lives easier.
Jan Dingenouts – Head of Carrier Relations
Jan has a background in international carriers. He started his career 23 years ago working internationally for KPN International Wholesale, MTN International Carrier Services, Cable & Wireless Communications and Tata Communications. As a true connector and opportunity creator, he has built an extensive international relations network. When he’s unplugged from the tech world, Jan’s passion for traveling & cooking reinvigorates knowledge, enables expression and innovation.
Joost Bremmers, Media & Content-manager
Joost has a media, business and film background. He is an enigmatic storyteller, and presents a compelling visual view of the world. Joost’s empathic directing skills as a young film director will lead Athalos.World to a unique campaign platform where cinema, music and lifestyle are embracing our passions and beliefs. In an alternative life, Joost sees himself as a Max Verstappen with an interest in Formula 1’s that encompasses his passion for the sport.
Anna Wijngaarden, Social Media Manager
Anna’s has an athletics background. She is a highly talented Dutch National Champion gymnast. Her discipline and perseverance in training has shaped her approach in communications as well as adapting to fast changing pace and new opportunities that the technology sector brings. She presents great energy and a ‘everyone is extraordinary/ philosophy to life. Anna inspires greatness within people, and that’s reflected in her status as an Ambassadors for Athalos, under our Global Ambassador Sports Programme (part of Athalos.World).
Céline van Aalst – PR and Communications Manager
Céline has a communications background. She started her career as voice and presentation specialist at the Theatre Academy in Maastricht. Afterwards she set up her own company providing voice, presentation and communication trainings and voice-overs and supported leading organizations such as ASML, Signify, Scarabee, HP and the Royal Military Academy. She believes in the power of vocal communications has in strengthening human relationships. To relax, Celine’s curious mind still likes to stimulate growth, she does Jivamukt Yoga, loves traveling, cooking and following new courses and trainings.
Our international team members
Mac Glovinsky – Global Data Officer
Mac has a data background. He started his career 15 years ago in the UNICEF and has experience leading teams and projects in international programs. Mac is an innovator with experience of delivering user-centric projects and products. His insights have proven valuable in navigating solutions in ambiguous environments and complex humanitarian scenarios. A data geek, Mac loves everything tech and data-based and this interest spills over into his personal life.
Zubair Anwar-Bawany – Global Partnerships Director
Zubair has a partnerships background. He started his career in Investment Banking, then moved to UNICEF and comes to Athalos with 20 years of experience leading stakeholder engagement, driving digital acceleration and fostering the UN’s SDG’s internationally. Zubair is a gather, and is passionate about united people for a purpose. When he’s down timing, you’ll find Zubair getting creative behind a coffee machine, roasting coffee, something that’s a passion of his.
Elena Gonzalez, Product manager
Elena has an outstanding track record in as developer, business development, product development and director in the network, operator and service domain of global telecoms. Worked for companies like Ericsson, Jazztel, Sultan Telecom and VOIPING shows here strong ability to join us to achieve the bridge between market and the product and services of Athalos.
Our operations are well automated and require a minimum of people to run smoothly. Our expansion plans would however require a somewhat larger team in the near future.