Dave Jongeneelen

Board Member, The Netherlands

Masters in Business Administration at The Rotterdam School of Management and McGill University in Montreal; Modern Japanese Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam


Education and Financial Inclusion


Dutch, English, Japanese

Dave Jongeneelen (he/him) is married to Wieke and the father of three children: Jander, Emme, and Elea. He studied Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management and McGill University in Montreal and Modern Japanese studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dave started his career as a management consultant at HayGroup (now KornFerry). After a last minute holiday to the Gambia in 2001 he started his own social enterprise Better Future. Better Future has connected and developed leaders in over 60 countries and has enabled major corporations to shift their strategies in more purpose and impact driven directions.

With Uthara Narayanan and Suresh Krishna Dave co-founded Buzz Women in 2012. Buzz Women is a global movement that brings transformation within reach for women. Buzz Women has already trained over 250,000 women in personal, economic and ecological empowerment in India, Africa and Europe. Today he leads the international expansion of Buzz Women together with Uthara. Finally Dave is co-founder and co-owner of Better Meetings, a beautiful meeting & education place (and BCorp certified business) in the forest of Austerlitz in The Netherlands.