“If you really want to achieve something, then you can!”

Elly Hilhorst

Job summary/responsibilities                  

As Director of People & Culture Elly is responsible for the global People & Culture strategy, vision and policies, optimizing the employee well being, global internal communication, talent management (recruitment, retention, development) and leadership development.   

General introduction/background          

Elly is an energetic, enthusiastic, experienced and ambitious Director, focused on recognizing, acknowledging and utilizing talent and at the same time closing gaps between individual and organisation goals. The various HR positions and the commercial, entrepreneurial and managerial functions she fulfilled, create a unique combination of experiences which is very useful in a scale up company as Studyportals. Previously Elly worked almost 12 years at Efteling, a Dutch theme-park, of which the last 4,5 years as HR Director. Previous she owned an HR recruitment and consultancy firm for over 6 years, worked in an international HR role in the business travel industry for 3 years and held several positions in retail for 7,5 years. She joined Studyportals in September 2018.

Key challenge                                              

Elly is fully dedicated to support and empower the leadership team and enable all Superheroes to contribute to our mission: “Empowering the world to choose education, globally”.

Personal Goal                                              

Stay happy & healthy!

Favourite Studyportals element/experience       

Elly just loves the multicultural atmosphere in the office. The mix of young and more experienced people, literally from all over the world, working side by side on the same goal, results in a very strong, dedicated and ambitious culture and vibe.