Hidde Hartelust

Hidde Hartelust


FIRST JOB Tour guide Heineken Brewery Amsterdam.

I STUDIED Business Economics, University of Amsterdam Executive Master Finance and Control (RC), Nyenrode Business University.

I AM Optimistic, open-minded, result driven team player.

I LOVE Fish in salt.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS Visiting Ajax with my sons.

I BELIEVE IN Value-driver based forecasting & analysis and creating win-win partnerships.

MY BUSINESS STRENGTHS Improving strategic decision making, budgeting and management reporting by implementing value-driver based forecasting and analysis; optimising the balance sheet structure & initiating and executing the M&A activities of investment companies; transaction structuring & execution.

BEST WORK MOMENTS In general, finding solutions for complex problems and being able to successfully implement them. More personal, co-founding and successfully closing our investment fund (with my previous partners) was a moment of enormous pride.

MOST CHALLENGING WORK MOMENT Assisting companies in financial distress – with enormous pressure on the structuring and execution of the envisaged solution as the interests of employees, clients, suppliers and financial stakeholders were seriously at stake – proved to be challenging. Failure was simply no option.

I ADMIRE Authentic people with an independent mind and huge drive.