Pien has been working as a consultant and researcher in international marketing since 1986. She has worked for both public and private organisations in a wide number of sectors including diamond jewellery, fmcg, food stuffs, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and IT.
Pien has extensive interviewing and strategic data analysis skills. She specialises in helping companies develop new market entry strategies and for many years has been responsible for PR and marketing in Italy for the Dutch Fruit & Vegetable Auctions as well as the Dutch Potato Board.
Born in the Netherlands, Pien got her BBA degree at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands and subsequently an MBA from the University of Oregon in the US where she majored in marketing and management. She speaks fluent Dutch, English and Italian, as well as French and reasonable German. She lived in the US and Angola before moving to Italy. Pien previously worked for J.Walter Thompson in Amsterdam and AMI (Société Générale) in Luanda (Angola).