Managing Director Odete Pimenta da Silva
Odete klein As Managing Director of the NATM since May 2014, I am able to call on my
experience within the world of corporate travel management (as of 2002) and corporate
strategic human resources management to the benefit of Buyer, Supplier Members and all
our networking partners. With a background in corporate human resources management,
corporate travel management and commercial marketing in the public sector, and always
with a keen focus on team development, I have the privilege of leading the refreshed NATM
approach to ensure further education and resources are available across a variety of
subjects for our Members. It is my privilege to serve the interest of the NATM members
in the field of travel management and to contribute to professionalize and create awareness
to the added value of the corporate travel manager in particular. Being the representative
of this dedicated team of professionals drives me on a daily basis to represent their best
interest as the voice of the corporate business travel industry in the Netherlands and
in the GBTA Europe Partnership Council.
Voorzitter Inge Kuijpers – MSD
Inge has worked in Travel and Meetings for over 30 years.
She enjoys organizing, learning and communicating with people
(internal & external stakeholders); discussing the many topics that
make up this exciting world. Her current job allows her to stay in touch
with peers and suppliers in The Netherlands as well as abroad and this allows
her a broad insight in what’s happening; from technology and procurement
to travel restrictions and supplier management. After almost 3 years as a NATM member,
Inge would now like to contribute as a member of the board.
Secretaris Lydia de Kousemaeker – Fujifilm Europe B.V.
Lydia has an extensive career in procurement for over 30+ years of which the last
15 years she is responsible for Strategic Procurement in Business Travel, Consultancy
and Insurances. She enjoys working in close liaison with HR, Finance, Management,
and suppliers in these area of expertise. Working in teams gives her a lot of energy,
and since Business Travel is very dynamic and innovative, she tries to keep up with
everything that is going on, which is a positive challenge day-in, day-out. The past 6 years
Lydia is a member of the Works Council and is mainly involved in matters relating to the
European entities and the business domains for reorganisations in relation to requests for
advice or consent. After 15 years as a NATM member, Lydia would now like to contribute
by becoming a member of the board.
Penningmeester Martin Wijlens – Safeture
Martin is a ASIS Benelux and NATM member.
He has more than 21 year experience in the ICT and Security sector. He works for
the Swedish stock listed company Safeture AB, where he is an international senior
Sales Manager and responsible for marketing and sales in the employee Safety /
Travel Risk Management industry. Martin has an MBA business background and worked
in several multinational companies (KPN, Nedap and Safeture).
With his application as a Board member Martin wants to built a bridge between the
travel management, security management and facility risk management stakeholders within
companies. The aim is to strengthen the position of travel (risk) management as part
of Enterprise Risk Management on a board level.