Joint Managing Director at Women on Wings
Before joining Women on Wings, Ronald worked as CEO for a number of leading retail-chains in the Benelux and has received several Retail Awards.
He has been working as an expert-volunteer (2008-2012) at Women on Wings next to his professional career in the Benelux.
Early 2013, he became Managing Director at Women on Wings and shifted to India to establish the local Women on Wings office with the aim to build up a strong Indian organization and partner-base.
In 2015 Shilpa Mittal Singh was appointed additional director at Women on Wings. In 2016, Ronald and Shilpa took over all management responsibilities from co-founders Ellen Tacoma and Maria van der Heijden.
“I am a world citizen and love Asia. The sharp contrasts in India on the one hand and the tremendous opportunities on the other hand, indicate that there is much to do. The practical and effective approach of Women on Wings fully adhere. By focusing on creating sustainable jobs for women, the impact on their communities is many times greater. I support Women on Wings by transforming my knowledge and experience in retail and management. Our approach is pragmatic. By working together we enable our Indian business partners to move from product-oriented to market-oriented culture. With the support of Women on Wings we contribute to the further growth of the partners’ businesses and jobs for women in rural India.”