Ellen is the face of the NVDO- The biggest maintenance society in Asset Management in the Netherlands. In total, the NVDO represents 310.000 maintenance specialists and has a revenue of roughly 31-36 billion euros. An important part of the NVDO is the NVDO Maintenance Academy, which offers the most extensive and complete range of education for continuing and ongoing training of Asset Management and Maintenance specialists. The Academy works closely in collaboration with universities and a range of international knowledge associations. Additionally, Ellen is the Chief Editor of a well-known magazine providing subject-specific articles that illuminate the total scope of Asset Management. Within just a few years, Ellen managed to set up an indispensable professional journal for Maintenance specialists. However, above all, Ellen is a real innovation enthusiast who enjoys taking the organization to a higher level and loves connecting people, knowledge and organizations from different sectors and different levels.