Meet the team

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Alicia oversees our AI-driven trend research. Her curiosity in innovation and technology has taken her to Beijing, Tel Aviv, Manila and Singapore, where she worked for leading start-ups. She’s currently completing her studies in Finance Analytics at Singapore Management University and Digital Culture and Communications at Tel Aviv University.

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Business Analyst
Alicia oversees our AI-driven trend research. Her curiosity in innovation and technology has taken her to Beijing, Tel Aviv, Manila and Singapore, where she worked for leading start-ups. She’s currently completing her studies in Finance Analytics at Singapore Management University and Digital Culture and Communications at Tel Aviv University.
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Anton heads up Amplify, our Trend Intelligence Platform, working hard on creating the best service for meaningful business opportunities in the world. Previously, he managed tw:in, our global trend spotting network, before being the driving force behind all of TrendWatching’s global Trend Events. He's also the co-founder of Common Grounds and Silky Tunes. He's currently dividing his time between a remote island on the Swedish coast and bustling Amsterdam. 

Anton Bjorklund

Amplify Product Manager 
Anton heads up Amplify, our Trend Intelligence Platform, working hard on creating the best service for meaningful business opportunities in the world. Previously, he managed tw:in, our global trend spotting network, before being the driving force behind all of TrendWatching’s global Trend Events. He's also the co-founder of Common Grounds and Silky Tunes. He's currently dividing his time between a remote island on the Swedish coast and bustling Amsterdam. 
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Ayesha is our Head of Client Success based in the Netherlands. Originally from India, she grew up in North America and worked in the construction industry before moving to Europe and joining TrendWatching. She enjoys spending her free time on circular economy initiatives, playing football, and honing her Indian cooking skills.

Ayesha Andrade

Head of Client Success

Ayesha is our Head of Client Success based in the Netherlands. Originally from India, she grew up in North America and worked in the construction industry before moving to Europe and joining TrendWatching. She enjoys spending her free time on circular economy initiatives, playing football, and honing her Indian cooking skills.

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Bruna supports tw:in, our global trend spotting network. Born and raised in Brazil, she studied Social Sciences and Marketing and now lives in Barcelona, continuing her studies with an MA in Trend Research. With her passion for learning about different cultures, she believes that pushing for diversity and inclusivity is the way forward for meaningful and transformative innovation. 

Bruna Boucinha

tw:in Community Lead
Bruna supports tw:in, our global trend spotting network. Born and raised in Brazil, she studied Social Sciences and Marketing and now lives in Barcelona, continuing her studies with an MA in Trend Research. With her passion for learning about different cultures, she believes that pushing for diversity and inclusivity is the way forward for meaningful and transformative innovation. 
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Caitlin grew up in London, with Australian roots. She studied at Central Saint Martins and took part in various exhibitions and artist residencies. As a Trend Analyst, Caitlin brings her passion for textiles, research and innovation to the team. With an open mind and a big smile, she is always eager to discover music from around the globe — Brazil and Uganda being her current favourites.

Caitlin Hughan

Trend Analyst

Caitlin grew up in London, with Australian roots. She studied at Central Saint Martins and took part in various exhibitions and artist residencies. As a Trend Analyst, Caitlin brings her passion for textiles, research and innovation to the team. With an open mind and a big smile, she is always eager to discover music from around the globe — Brazil and Uganda being her current favourites.

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Hailing from Ghent, Belgium, Camilla heads up our Business Development activities and is one of our Trend Analysts. Having studied Communication Management with a minor in Global Trend Watching and previously having produced and presented a radio show, Camilla translates our innovations and insights into different media formats, working closely with clients to understand and deliver on their trend needs. She's deeply passionate about food, beauty and entertainment but most importantly, about innovations that leave a positive impact on people.

Camilla Van Grembergen

Trend Analyst
Hailing from Ghent, Belgium, Camilla heads up our Business Development activities and is one of our Trend Analysts. Having studied Communication Management with a minor in Global Trend Watching and previously having produced and presented a radio show, Camilla translates our innovations and insights into different media formats, working closely with clients to understand and deliver on their trend needs. She's deeply passionate about food, beauty and entertainment but most importantly, about innovations that leave a positive impact on people.
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David is our Chief Operating & People Officer. As a certified coach with a master’s degree in Leadership and Change Management, he loves to bring out the best in people and execute on strategic big picture topics that serve a greater purpose. In his free time, he enjoys going on adventures and exploring new music and cuisines.

David A. Quella

Chief Operating & People Officer

David is our Chief Operating & People Officer. As a certified coach with a master’s degree in Leadership and Change Management, he loves to bring out the best in people and execute on strategic big picture topics that serve a greater purpose. In his free time, he enjoys going on adventures and exploring new music and cuisines.
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Erick is one of our Senior Trend Analysts who works across the intersection of trend intelligence, business opportunities and strategic direction. A Dutch-Belgian hybrid, Erick combines his academic background in innovation research and concept development with his love of getting into the nitty gritty of the new and the next; helping our clients unlock their purpose-potential.

Erick Smet

Content Director
Erick is one of our Senior Trend Analysts who works across the intersection of trend intelligence, business opportunities and strategic direction. A Dutch-Belgian hybrid, Erick combines his academic background in innovation research and concept development with his love of getting into the nitty gritty of the new and the next; helping our clients unlock their purpose-potential.
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Our Trend Analyst Franzi scours the globe for purpose-driven business opportunities. The German-Hungarian is an educated Industrial Business Manager first and a Fashion Business & Development BA graduate second. She combines right and left-brain thinking to inspire our clients to take meaningful action for people and the planet.

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Trend Analyst

Our Trend Analyst Franzi scours the globe for purpose-driven business opportunities. The German-Hungarian is an educated Industrial Business Manager first and a Fashion Business & Development BA graduate second. She combines right and left-brain thinking to inspire our clients to take meaningful action for people and the planet.
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Gaby is our Head of Finance, handling all finances and admin behind the scenes. A true Amsterdammer, born and raised, she’s been in finance management in the arts sector for more than 10 years. Gaby is passionate and committed to contributing to raising diversity and equity in our society, and raising awareness of locally and sustainably sourced food.

Gaby Pian

Head of Finance

Gaby is our Head of Finance, handling all finances and admin behind the scenes. A true Amsterdammer, born and raised, she’s been in finance management in the arts sector for more than 10 years. Gaby is passionate and committed to contributing to raising diversity and equity in our society, and raising awareness of locally and sustainably sourced food.

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Born in Brazil and based in Europe, Giulia coordinates our Training & Methodology team. She has an M.Sc. in Strategic Design focusing on social innovation and believes that trends are a powerful tool for designing better futures. In her free time, you can find her chasing the sun with Gringo, her Norwegian dog with a Latin soul.

Giulia Bolzan

Coordinator of Training & Methodology

Born in Brazil and based in Europe, Giulia coordinates our Training & Methodology team. She has an M.Sc. in Strategic Design focusing on social innovation and believes that trends are a powerful tool for designing better futures. In her free time, you can find her chasing the sun with Gringo, her Norwegian dog with a Latin soul.

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Born and raised in Lisbon and having already lived in five different cities, Guilherme is a business developer with experience in multiple startups who wants to grow businesses into forces for positive change. He successfully completed his MA in Marketing in Rotterdam and relocated to Amsterdam, where you can find him digging through new music or playing football.

Guilherme Oliveira

Business Developer

Born and raised in Lisbon and having already lived in five different cities, Guilherme is a business developer with experience in multiple startups who wants to grow businesses into forces for positive change. He successfully completed his MA in Marketing in Rotterdam and relocated to Amsterdam, where you can find him digging through new music or playing football.

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Henry is our resident Evangelist-at-Large, having worked with TrendWatching for over a decade. As well as helping our clients embrace trend thinking and doing, he is working on his second book, The Future Normal, with Rohit Bhargava. He is also co-founder of 3Space, a real estate non-profit that helps unlock regenerative urban futures.

Henry Coutinho-Mason

Evangelist-at-Large
Henry is our resident Evangelist-at-Large, having worked with TrendWatching for over a decade. As well as helping our clients embrace trend thinking and doing, he is working on his second book, The Future Normal, with Rohit Bhargava. He is also co-founder of 3Space, a real estate non-profit that helps unlock regenerative urban futures.
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Jemma is one of our Account Managers and an integral part of our Client Success team. She firmly believes excellent communication is key to the success of any relationship. Born and raised in the UK, Jemma now lives in Rotterdam. She studied Textiles in Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University, focusing on the impact of change within urban spaces. In her spare time, she can be found on a beach, regardless of the weather.

Jemma Betterton

Client Success Account Manager
Jemma is one of our Account Managers and an integral part of our Client Success team. She firmly believes excellent communication is key to the success of any relationship. Born and raised in the UK, Jemma now lives in Rotterdam. She studied Textiles in Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University, focusing on the impact of change within urban spaces. In her spare time, she can be found on a beach, regardless of the weather.
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Another born and raised Amsterdammer, Joaquim is one of our Trend Analysts specializing in European trends and insights. He also manages tw:in, our global trend spotting network with 300+ trend-loving professionals from over 80 countries. Having a strong desire to understand what makes people tick and drive them, Joaquim followed an MA in Consumer Psychology before working in advertising. As a Trend Analyst, he loves to work and think about the things that help push companies towards a more purpose-driven existence.

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Head of tw:in
Another born and raised Amsterdammer, Joaquim is one of our Trend Analysts specializing in European trends and insights. He also manages tw:in, our global trend spotting network with 300+ trend-loving professionals from over 80 countries. Having a strong desire to understand what makes people tick and drive them, Joaquim followed an MA in Consumer Psychology before working in advertising. As a Trend Analyst, he loves to work and think about the things that help push companies towards a more purpose-driven existence.
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Laura is our Content Analysis Trainee with the curiosity-driven personality. She supports the TrendWatching Content team by connecting and researching all the fascinating, innovative gems that the LATAM region has to offer the world. Laura is a Colombian-born and raised professional who is passionate about reading, the Japanese language, and making new pizza recipes in her free time.

Laura Londoño

Content Analysis Trainee

Laura is our Content Analysis Trainee with the curiosity-driven personality. She supports the TrendWatching Content team by connecting and researching all the fascinating, innovative gems that the LATAM region has to offer the world. Laura is a Colombian-born and raised professional who is passionate about reading, the Japanese language, and making new pizza recipes in her free time.

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Liesbeth curates and writes our Innovation of the Day publication. A Dutch-Canadian hybrid, Liesbeth has worked for start-ups and scale-ups, including Urbanbite and Springwise. More recently, she’s taken a hands-on interest in organic farming, studying organic agriculture and working as a vegetable grower on the side.

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Senior Editor
Liesbeth curates and writes our Innovation of the Day publication. A Dutch-Canadian hybrid, Liesbeth has worked for start-ups and scale-ups, including Urbanbite and Springwise. More recently, she’s taken a hands-on interest in organic farming, studying organic agriculture and working as a vegetable grower on the side.
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Livia heads up our Training and Methodology team, as well as our LatAm activities. She is also one of our presenters and workshop facilitators, having worked with clients in Spain, Norway and Ecuador. She previously worked as a Trend Researcher and Innovation Consultant in Brazil (where she’s originally from).

Livia Fioretti

Director of Training & Methodology
Livia heads up our Training and Methodology team, as well as our LatAm activities. She is also one of our presenters and workshop facilitators, having worked with clients in Spain, Norway and Ecuador. She previously worked as a Trend Researcher and Innovation Consultant in Brazil (where she’s originally from).
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Máté is our Junior Marketing Manager who is currently completing his Master’s degree in Management. Born in Hungary, he has gained international experience by living and studying in Australia, the UK, France, and the Netherlands. Máté is passionate about art, design, and fashion. He loves to be active in his free time: playing sports, exercising, and supporting Chelsea FC and Max Verstappen.

Máté Orbán

Junior Marketing Manager

Máté is our Junior Marketing Manager who is currently completing his Master’s degree in Management. Born in Hungary, he has gained international experience by living and studying in Australia, the UK, France, and the Netherlands. Máté is passionate about art, design, and fashion. He loves to be active in his free time: playing sports, exercising, and supporting Chelsea FC and Max Verstappen.
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After growing up in Tokyo and Vancouver, Momoka is now studying Business and Sustainability at the University of Amsterdam. Momoka is committed to building a better future and believes that education can lead the way for sustainability and social innovation. She loves to play the trumpet and bike around the city of Amsterdam in her free time.

Momoka Tsuruoka

Business Development and Marketing Intern

After growing up in Tokyo and Vancouver, Momoka is now studying Business and Sustainability at the University of Amsterdam. Momoka is committed to building a better future and believes that education can lead the way for sustainability and social innovation. She loves to play the trumpet and bike around the city of Amsterdam in her free time.

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Nikki is our Dutch Head of Design who has adopted London as her home base for the last 8 years. She joined TrendWatching after graduating in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and has been owning many of our content and products ever since, ensuring they look as engaging as possible with fresh visual funkiness!

Nikki Ritmeijer

Head of Design
Nikki is our Dutch Head of Design who has adopted London as her home base for the last 8 years. She joined TrendWatching after graduating in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and has been owning many of our content and products ever since, ensuring they look as engaging as possible with fresh visual funkiness!
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Phoebe was born and raised in the US and is currently based in Amsterdam, studying Business Innovation. Phoebe is committed and driven by her passion for contributing to a more purpose-driven economy by finding meaningful opportunities to build our product portfolio and Amplify service, our trend intelligence platform.

Phoebe Hoes

Junior Product Manager
Phoebe was born and raised in the US and is currently based in Amsterdam, studying Business Innovation. Phoebe is committed and driven by her passion for contributing to a more purpose-driven economy by finding meaningful opportunities to build our product portfolio and Amplify service, our trend intelligence platform.
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Raymond is our Business Development Director and one of our Senior Trend Analysts, bringing 20+ years of experience in researching and analyzing consumer and industry trends to the team. He is a frequent presenter and facilitator at in-house trend sessions and industry events and has been quoted in media including the New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and the South China Morning Post. In his free time, Raymond is busy turning his garden into an urban oasis or exploring new places.

Raymond Kollau

Business Development Director

Raymond is our Business Development Director and one of our Senior Trend Analysts, bringing 20+ years of experience in researching and analyzing consumer and industry trends to the team. He is a frequent presenter and facilitator at in-house trend sessions and industry events and has been quoted in media including the New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and the South China Morning Post. In his free time, Raymond is busy turning his garden into an urban oasis or exploring new places.
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Rebone is our South African-born Content Writer and Editor. With a background in anthropology, strategy, and storytelling - she now uses her skills to unearth how shifts in culture impact human behavior and the pace of innovation. She feels the most fulfilled when she adds her voice to causes that make a meaningful impact. 

Rebone Masemola

Content Writer and Editor

Rebone is our South African-born Content Writer and Editor. With a background in anthropology, strategy, and storytelling - she now uses her skills to unearth how shifts in culture impact human behavior and the pace of innovation. She feels the most fulfilled when she adds her voice to causes that make a meaningful impact. 

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Reinier founded TrendWatching in Amsterdam in 2002. He is also the founder of Business of Purpose and a number of other boutique businesses. He’s convinced that the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy is one of the biggest, most meaningful business opportunities ever.

Reinier Evers

Founder
Reinier founded TrendWatching in Amsterdam in 2002. He is also the founder of Business of Purpose and a number of other boutique businesses. He’s convinced that the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy is one of the biggest, most meaningful business opportunities ever.
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Riz is our in-house Environmental Engineer who now oversees our strategy and business operations. After growing up as a true global citizen, from Singapore to the Netherlands, and working in start-ups and corporates, honing his all round business-acumen, now channeling it towards empowering the purpose-driven economy in every possible way. When he's not trying to better the world in some way, you might happen to catch a glimpse of him in some high altitude mountain.

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Chief Product Officer
Riz is our in-house Environmental Engineer who now oversees our strategy and business operations. After growing up as a true global citizen, from Singapore to the Netherlands, and working in start-ups and corporates, honing his all round business-acumen, now channeling it towards empowering the purpose-driven economy in every possible way. When he's not trying to better the world in some way, you might happen to catch a glimpse of him in some high altitude mountain.
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Having covered LGBTQ+ issues, travel and lifestyle trends as a writer and editor at The Telegraph and SUITCASE Magazine, Robbie joined TrendWatching after becoming curious about how businesses can build a better tomorrow – one in which profit and purpose harmoniously coexist. When he’s not exploring innovations from his home office in London, Robbie enjoys scoping out the city’s less-obvious running routes.

Robbie Hodges

Trend Analyst

Having covered LGBTQ+ issues, travel and lifestyle trends as a writer and editor at The Telegraph and SUITCASE Magazine, Robbie joined TrendWatching after becoming curious about how businesses can build a better tomorrow – one in which profit and purpose harmoniously coexist. When he’s not exploring innovations from his home office in London, Robbie enjoys scoping out the city’s less-obvious running routes.

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Sanya is our Junior Designer based in Rotterdam. Originally from Austria, she moved countries to study Animation and Film at the WDKA - building on her previous design degree. She loves creating playful work that tells a story and experimenting with different techniques. In her free time, she likes to hunt for treasures at the thrift store.

Sanya Gurung

Junior Designer

Sanya is our Junior Designer based in Rotterdam. Originally from Austria, she moved countries to study Animation and Film at the WDKA - building on her previous design degree. She loves creating playful work that tells a story and experimenting with different techniques. In her free time, she likes to hunt for treasures at the thrift store.

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Born and raised in the Netherlands with Chinese and Cambodian roots, Sou Lang is our Client Success and Finance Admin Coordinator. During her studies in International Music Management, the subject of her thesis was “change management within the live events and music industry in regards to the 3P’s (People, Planet, Profit) of sustainability”. Sou Lang’s obsessions are food, family, and friends. When she’s not keeping busy with work, you can find her at the beach, happily munching on whatever and in good company.

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Client Success and Finance Admin Coordinator

Born and raised in the Netherlands with Chinese and Cambodian roots, Sou Lang is our Client Success and Finance Admin Coordinator. During her studies in International Music Management, the subject of her thesis was “change management within the live events and music industry in regards to the 3P’s (People, Planet, Profit) of sustainability”. Sou Lang’s obsessions are food, family, and friends. When she’s not keeping busy with work, you can find her at the beach, happily munching on whatever and in good company.

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Thomas is TrendWatching’s Head of Research, working closely with our Content team to map out global, meaningful consumer trends and insights. He previously worked as a Trends and Innovations consultant in Germany and South Africa, and believes that the time for business as a force for good — championing sustainability, well-being and equality — is now.

Thomas Klaffke

Head of Research

Thomas is TrendWatching’s Head of Research, working closely with our Content team to map out global, meaningful consumer trends and insights. He previously worked as a Trends and Innovations consultant in Germany and South Africa, and believes that the time for business as a force for good — championing sustainability, well-being and equality — is now.

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Victoria is our Head of Trends. An experienced presenter, Victoria has delivered empowering keynotes, internal strategy sessions and innovation workshops for brands across the globe, and is passionate about helping businesses to understand, validate and apply trends. 

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Head of Trends
Victoria is our Head of Trends. An experienced presenter, Victoria has delivered empowering keynotes, internal strategy sessions and innovation workshops for brands across the globe, and is passionate about helping businesses to understand, validate and apply trends. 
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Born and raised in the Netherlands with Moluccan roots, Zachary is our Client Success intern, currently completing his bachelor's degree in Business Innovation. He is an ardent proponent of future studies and their implementation to create ethical and sustainable value for the world. In his free time, you can find him either exploring new music or new cuisines to cook.

Zachary Pattinama

Client Success Intern

Born and raised in the Netherlands with Moluccan roots, Zachary is our Client Success intern, currently completing his bachelor's degree in Business Innovation. He is an ardent proponent of future studies and their implementation to create ethical and sustainable value for the world. In his free time, you can find him either exploring new music or new cuisines to cook.