Pepijn van Dijk is an entrepreneur by character and an optimist at heart. A creative strategist with extensive international experience at the intersection of innovation and society. He has led projects and organizations in sustainability, international development, and “tech for good". From his experience as executive director of VSO in the Netherlands and establishing direct giving start-up LittleBitz, he gained a strong understanding of the NGO sector, both nationally and internationally. As director of De Publieke Zaak, he worked on bottom-up societal innovation and launched the fact-checking platform The Fact Club. He currently serves as the director of the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He is also a board member with CarbonFix, supporting promising climate innovations.
Pepijn is an alumnus of THNK, School of Creative Leadership, and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. He is an avid reader, a film lover, and is passionate about exploration and the outdoors.