ABOUT
US

Align provides investor and business advisory services to corporate as well as individual high net-worth clients who wish to do business in Europe. To establish your business in the Netherlands and to fully take advantage of what the country has to offer you need professional partners with deep expertise and a true alignment to your interests.

At Align we support businesses and individuals with complete discretion and long- term commitment, assuring compliance, and enabling opportunity. We work with our clients to explore the possible, leveraging our network and our intimate understanding of the business environment.

We believe that business should never be boxed in by bureaucracy or formulaic thinking. And because opportunities are unpredictable, creativity, connectivity and a wealth of capabilities are all crucial.

Align is a small, boutique business with a big, borderless promise.

We provide Opportunity to Flourish!

CORE
VALUES

Align has defined three areas of attention in its mission statement.

CLIENTS
We feel part of our client’s organizations and treat their businesses as if they were our own. Of course, we remain an advisor and as a result require to be critical if we do not agree with our clients opinion or actions. In these cases you can expect us to tell it as it is and to come forth with solutions.

SERVICES
First we build a shared understanding of our clients’ needs and goals. Then we align expert advice, personal support and a dynamic network of connections to explore creative possibilities and develop customised services. The result is real presence and the opportunity to flourish with confidence.

ORGANISATION
In order to deliver what we promise, we have secured the employment of highly educated, multi-lingual and experienced professionals in order to create an environment stimulating initiative and creativity based on integrity and a service minded attitude.

CORPORATE
RESPONSIBILITY

Stichting Wings for Conservation is a non-profit charitable foundation registered in March 2016 with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

The aim of the Foundation is to assist in the long-term management of protected areas in Africa in an effort to fight against elephant poaching across the Continent. This will be accomplished by developing community based, wildlife monitoring and law enforcement programs, supported by regular aerial surveillance and the use of satellite GPS collars to monitor and best understand elephant population movements.

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors, which includes conservationists with diverse backgrounds with several decades of experience working in all regions of Africa. 

The Foundation is committed to working together with local and international NGOs, local communities and governments to develop sustainable practices in order to ensure the long term survival of elephant populations.

WWW.WINGSFORCONSERVATION.ORG

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

Pieter Bosse

Pieter Bosse

Director

Since 2015, Pieter is managing director of Align. He joined Amaco (Netherlands) B.V. in 1993 and has since directed offices in Amsterdam, Curaçao and Aruba. He brings an in depth experience and a hands on approach in the fields of company management, accounting, finance, tax, compliance and HRM. Pieter speaks Dutch and English.

Nicole Baumberger

Nicole Baumberger

Director

Nicole worked as Senior Legal Counsel at Align before she became Director in 2019. In the meantime she gained a lot of experience in the fields of company management. In 2012 she completed her studies in civil and European law at the University of Lucerne. In 2013 she got her LL.M. degree from the University of Amsterdam in International and European Law with focus on trade and investment law and in 2019, she completed her civil law degree at the University of Amsterdam. Nicole speaks German, English, Dutch and French.

Lucassia van Delden

Lucassia van Delden

Director

Lucassia joined Align in September 2019 and is the Finance Director. She started her Finance Career in an accounting firm.Since then Lucassia has significantly improved the financial planning, risk mitigation and multi million revenue growth for blue-chip companies in fast-moving, internationally pressurized settings.

BOARD OF
ADVISORS

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Advisor

Since 2017, Michael is advisor to the Board of Align, a continuation of Amaco (Netherlands) B.V. His involvement in the setup and management of legal entities for international tax and estate planning purposes goes back to 1979. His legal and multicultural backgrounds enable Michael to deal, in various jurisdictions, with a variety of legal, tax, compliance and accounting issues for multinational corporations as well as high net worth individuals and their advisors.

Jolanda Messerschmidt

Jolanda Messerschmidt

Advisor

Jolanda Messerschmidt joined Align as external advisor in May 2017. She has over 25 years’ of working experience having worked for KPN, Shell, VimpelCom, Aludium and Interxion. In September 2017 she joined the supervisory board of BMW Finance BV and BMW International Investments NV. She has deep professional experience in key finance areas including controlling, accounting & reporting, business process outsourcing, business performance management, governance, risk management, internal control and audit.

ALIGN
TEAM

Sylvia van Steeg

Sylvia van Steeg

Controller

Sylvia works as Financial Controller at Align. She completed several studies in finance and administration. She worked at Deloitte as an assistant accountant and as the head of finance at several other companies. Sylvia speaks Dutch and English.

Johan van Donselaar

Johan van Donselaar

Controller

Johan works as Financial Controller at Align. After completing his studies in finance and administration, he held various positions as a financial controller and account manager administration in a number of companies. He is a specialist in real estate accountancy, involving large consolidations of finance and intermediate holding companies with international activities. Johan speaks Dutch, English and German.

Pascale Lie A Njoek

Pascale Lie A Njoek

Legal Counsel

Pascale works as Legal Counsel at Align. She completed her studies in fiscal law at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a tax lawyer for several “Big 4” companies. Many years ago she decided to switch career and started to work as legal counsel for different corporate services provider. Pascale speaks Dutch and English.

Sueli Giesler

Sueli Giesler

Accounts Payable Specialist

Sueli works as an accounts payable specialist at Align. She gained extensive experience working in this position at an Amsterdam based multinational. Sueli joined the team in December 2018. She speaks Dutch, English and Portuguese.

Pleun van Kassel

Pleun van Kassel

Controller

Pleun works as Financial Controller at Align. After completing his studies at HES in Amsterdam, he held various positions as a financial manager and financial controller in a number of private and public companies. He has extensive experience in financial reporting, compliance and consolidation of finance and intermediate holding companies with both domestic and international operations. Pleun speaks Dutch, English and German.

Ellen Serphos

Ellen Serphos

Office Manager

Ellen works as Office Manager at Align and is always happy to extend Align’s friendly support to make guests and clients feel at home. She has worked as a receptionist/office manager for several international companies including PWC Strategy & Optiver. Ellen speaks Dutch and English and basic French, German and Spanish.

Marielle van Buchem

Marielle van Buchem

Corporate Secretary

Marielle works as Corporate Secretary at Align. She completed her studies in business administration at the University of Amsterdam and fulfilled many commercial functions. In 2010 she decided to switch career and worked as Assistant Legal Counsel at an international stock listed company for many years. Marielle joined the team in December 2018. She speaks Dutch and English.

Santiago Ivan

Santiago Ivan

Junior Controller

Santiago works as Junior Financial Controller at Align, he completed his studies in accountancy. After working in several positions related to finance and administration, he joined Align in December 2019. Santiago speaks Spanish and English.

Shabnam Torcqué

Shabnam Torcqué

Front & Back Office Specialist

Shabnam works as front and back office assistant at Align, she has a bachelor of arts and has worked in various positions as an office assistant. Shabnam joined the team in March 2019. She speaks, Persian, English, Dutch and Arabic.

Gabriele Casula

Gabriele Casula

Legal Counsel

Gabriele works as Legal Counsel at Align. He completed his Master of Laws in commercial and company law from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in 2015. Prior to joining Align in January 2020, Gabriele gained substantial experience in the corporate and financial sector working for several multinationals in Amsterdam. Gabriele is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.