Carlijn is a Partner in Dalberg’s Johannesburg office. Her main topical areas of focus are financial services/ financial inclusion and healthcare. Across sectors, Carlijn is the global lead of Dalberg Advisors' Inclusive Business Growth Expertise area and does a lot of work on innovative finance and investment. She often works for private sector clients on market selection and market entry strategy to turn inclusive business into a lasting competitive advantage Carlijn has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and alignment, including executive coaching and developing and running middle management training and coaching programs to enhance change readiness and build required new skills.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Carlijn spent seven years at McKinsey & Company. She has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, focusing on Official Development Assistance as part of the Dutch diplomatic corps. She previously worked for a grassroots development NGO in Delhi.
Carlijn holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science (cum laude) from the Eindhoven Technical University, a first-year diploma in International Relations and Political Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, and she has followed diplomat’s training with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.