Amsterdam, 21st of September, 2021—Today, Circle Economy announces changes in its leadership team. As of 1 September 2021, Annerieke Douma (Director Global Alliances and Cities) has left Circle Economy after six years. Staying in Indonesia, Annerieke will remain connected to Circle Economy as an Advisor for Southeast Asia, while Hatty Cooper (Director Director Governments and Institutions) will additionally oversee the Cities programme, formerly led by Annerieke, moving forward. Meanwhile, Ivonne Bojoh—our Head of Digital—will assume the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer ad interim.
'I am grateful to see the need for a circular economy gaining momentum rapidly over the past six years as one of the solutions to the global challenges we are facing. Cities, businesses and nations all play a key role in the necessary systemic change. I am convinced Circle Economy will continue to have a foundational role in the transition to a circular economy. I am grateful to have been part of an incredible team and to our close partners for the trust and collaborative effort we have put into contributing to a more equitable and prosperous society. The Cities Programme is in the best possible hands with Hatty Cooper moving forward.' - Annerieke Douma
'Working with national- and local-level decision makers at the intersection of government, industry and civil society is vital to achieving an impactful and sustained circular transition for all. I look forward to collaborating with Annerieke in her new role in Southeast Asia and working with a great team to pursue our ambitious agenda to double global circularity by 2032.' - Hatty Cooper
'As Circle's COO a.i., I can leverage lessons learnt from (digital) scale-up organisations and guide our teams to work according to the tri-track agile method. This will enable us to continue valuable research and development work for programmatic development, while we productise and distribute the content and data through our (upcoming) digital platform.' - Ivonne Bojoh
At Circle Economy, we want to thank Annerieke for helping shape what Circle Economy is today. While she was with Circle Economy she, among others, successfully developed a thriving Cities Programme, launched the first Doughnut City and initiated the Circular Jobs Initiative in collaboration with strategic global partners.
At the same time, we look forward to helping more businesses, cities and nations put the circular economy into action with the continuing leadership of Hatty Cooper (Director Governments and Institutions) and Marc de Wit (Director Strategic Alliances), in close collaboration with Martijn Lopes Cardozo (CEO) and Ivonne Bojoh (COO a.i. & Head of Digital).