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Consultants

Daisy Tazelaar

Co-founder & COO

With more than 12 years’ recruitment experience, our co-founder Daisy brings key expertise to our Life Sciences clients. Using her keen knowledge of the sector, Daisy helps our clients and candidates to define their needs and purposes within their activities. Citing Barack Obama and Elon Musk as main sources of inspiration, Daisy admires their drive and ability to think big. In her spare tim...

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Jay Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO

Introducing our co-founder Jay: with more than 15 years of experience in recruitment, Jay arms our clients and candidates with key knowledge, expertise and commercial acumen that goes beyond just the recruitment process.When he’s not leading our Life Science recruitment solutions, Jay enjoys an intense workout, which helps him unwind from his fast-paced role. Otherwise, he’s planning trips to ...

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Frederik Mees ten Oever

Managing Director

​Our new Managing Director Frederik brings over 10 years of recruitment experience, specialising in Risk, Actuarial and Compliance in the Dutch and Belgium banking, investment and insurance industry. ​​​He plays a pivotal role in supporting our growing recruitment teams and managing day-to-day operations, Frederik's wealth of knowledge and experience will strengthen our foothold in the Life Sci...

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Siham Ezzaki‑Zirar

MSP Client manager

​Siham joined the Panda team in March as a Client Manager looking after our MSP clients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and husband, she also likes watching box sets on Netflix, shopping and go out for dinner. Her favourite place in the world is home but also Dubai (just a little bit). If she could invite anyone to a dinner party at her house it would be Jeff Bezos and ...

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Christian Steenkamp

Team leader for Permanent division | Partner

Elon Musk is in high demand as a dream dinner guest for the Panda International team! Our team leader for our permanent division, Christian, has invited him, along with prodigious footballer Johan Cruyff, for his dream dinner table of three. When he’s not focusing on overseeing recruitment for our Medical Devices clients in Belgium and the Netherlands, Christian enjoys travelling, eating grea...

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Ivor Duif

Principal Consultant | Partner

When he’s not focusing on helping our clients in Research and Development in Medical Devices and High-Tech, our Principal Consultant for our permanent division, Ivor, aces tennis at a professional level. So, it’s no surprise that one of his dream dinner guests and main sources of inspiration include legend of the sport Roger Federer. Joining Roger at the dinner table is e-commerce colossus J...

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Gemma Dozy

Team leader for Delivery division

When she’s not working, Panda International Senior Recruitment Consultant Gemma enjoys working out, swimming, yoga and going for food with friends to relax.  Also partial to a spot of travel, Gemma cites Columbia, Mexico, Australia and Bali as her favourite places in the world. When it comes to inspiration, Barack Obama gets her vote, as well as a seat at her dream dinner party, along with Holl...

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Caitlin Girdwood

Principal Consultant

Our Principal Consultant in Biopharma and Medtech contract recruitment, Caitlin, enjoys a beer (or two) in the sun with friends to relax and unwind. She doesn’t need to look too far when it comes to inspiration, citing her colleagues as the main source due to their hard work and dedication. Caitlin’s dream destination is Florence in Italy and, speaking of dreams, she’d love Barack Obama and su...

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Merel van Os

Team leader for Delivery division

When Merel isn’t working hard as a Panda International Recruitment Consultant, she likes to head to the beach, kick off her shoes and enjoy the sun with an ice-cold rosé! NBA legend Michael Jordan is Merel’s top inspirational figure, but if we’re talking dream dinner party guests, it’s Barack Obama (another popular Panda choice!) and Freddie Mercury who get an exclusive invitation. Notting Hill...

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Cherish Becker

Senior Recruitment Consultant

When she’s not assisting our clients with finding the best Biotech scientists, Recruitment Consultant Cherish opts to rock climb, paint or read to relax and unwind. Family is important to Cherish, with her grandmother cited as her greatest source of inspiration and her sister and best friend offered a seat at her dream dinner party table. The stunning island of Aruba is the ultimate travel des...

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Aimee Brenner

Senior recruitment consultant

We’ll kick this off with her two individuals she most wants to wine and dine; she’s opted to go for Trever Noah and Bansky. Her biggest inspiration comes from people close to her who are flourishing in their chosen paths ( Mentors, colleagues, friends). In her spare time she can be found in the outdoors surfing, hiking or participating in anything sports. Her favourite place to travel is Cape T...

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Daria Petrova

Recruitment Consultant

​Daria is a huge fan of music often using it to relieve any stress from the day, this is often accompanied by going to the gym or meeting up with friends! Her daily inspiration stems from people who enjoy leaving there comfort and drives her to be better on a daily basis. She has an appreciation for the finer things in life with her favourite film being the great Gatsby and her favourite place ...

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Ernest Banor

Recruitment Consultant

​Ernest is a Recruitment Consultant who has the passion and desire to make a real impact. When Ernest isn’t busy finding the best talent in the Life Science market he loves listening to music and watching Prison Break. His dream dinner party guests would be Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkrumah a Ghanaian politician. Ghana also happens to be his favourite place in the world.Our team work with insigh...

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Beata Wydurska

Recruitment Consultant

​When Beata isn’t busy helping top talent find their next opportunity in the Life Science industry she likes to spend time with her friends, watching movies and playing her favourite sports. She likes to holiday in Italy - especially Amalfi Coast and Florence. Which might be where her love of the classic film The Godfather comes from!Our team work with insight, knowledge and a dedication to del...

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Oliver Holding Fay

Recruitment Consultant

​When he is trying to unwind after an exciting day at Panda, Oliver can be found at home either cooking or gaming! When travelling further afield he would visit his favourite place, Mombasa, Kenya.Oliver is another Elon Musk fan, citing him and his family as his inspiration. His ideal dinner party guests would be German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche and Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla...

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Thomas Koedooder

Recruitment Consultant

​When Thomas isn’t connecting talent with life science companies he enjoys playing sports or going on long walks. He enjoys listening to podcasts by motivational speakers/Entrepreneurs such as Eric Thomas (E.T) and Andy Frisella. Being a sports fan with a love of podcasts it is no surprise that If he could invite anyone that ever lived to dinner, he would like to invite Van Persie and Eric Thomas.

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Sophie Krakers

Recruitment Consultant

​When Sophies isn’t busy helping top CRAs find their next opportunity in leading pharma & biotech, she likes to watch TV, drink wine, chill with friends and play the trumpet! Her inspiration comes from her Dad and if she could invite anyone who ever lived to a dinner party, she would invite singer Adele and Dutch actress Chantal Janzen.

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Isla Littlewood

Recruitment Consultant

​Isla joined Panda in January 2022 as a Recruitment Consultant covering all Life Science sectors. When she is not helping candidates find their dream jobs she likes to see her friends and relax with a massage and a great book. Her idol is Naomi Osaka, the No. 1 ranked Women's Tennis Association and the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. Her favourite holiday destination is T...

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Garreth Koslowski

Recruitment Consultant

​Outside of work Garreth likes to go to the gym, produce music or go out for a good meal and drinks with friends. As a budding music producer himself, Rick Rubin the cofounder of Def Jam records is his inspiration.  His favourite films are Oceans 11, Johnny English & Harry Potter.

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Didi Lange

Recruitment Consultant

​Didi started at Panda in March as a Recruiter Consultant connecting top Sales talent with Medical Devices organisations. In her spare time, she likes to meet her friends for coffee, drinks or dinner. She loves to travel and explore new cultures and finds diving the ultimate way to relax! She loves being in Amsterdam, but if she travels she likes to explore new countries in Asia, Africa and Sou...

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Ivan De Marcos Ospino

Recruitment consultant

​Ivan recently joined the team working in the Switzerland market as Recruitment Consultant. When he isn’t looking for QA/QC Biopharma Specialist candidates he likes to dance, meditate and listen to music. His favourite artist is Lana del Rey and his favourite place to visit is Asturias in Spain. If he could he would definitely invite Marilyn Monroe and Britney Spears to his dinner party!

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Talitha van Romondt

Recruitment Consultant

​Talitha joined Panda as a Recruitment Consultant in May. To relax she likes to meet up with friends, do a Zumba class or simply just stay in and watch series on TV. Being from Aruba her favourite place is on the beach at home!

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Anthony Miller

Marketing Team Lead

When he’s not focusing on generating quality leads for the Panda International team, our data-driven Growth Marketer Anthony Miller enjoys having a beer with friends, watching Netflix and travelling, with Kenya’s Diani Beach his ultimate destination. His primary source of inspiration comes from his parents and brother, with Mura Mansa and Jeff Bezos securing a place at Anthony’s dream dinner...

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Larissa Landim

Social Media Specialist

​Larissa joined the Panda Marketing department in August, as a social media specialist. When she isn’t busy online Larissa likes to relax by watching a series on Netflix, traveling or meeting up with her friends. Originally from Brazil it is no surprise that one of her favourite places to visit is Recife, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco.

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Polly Stafford

Head of Talent Acquisition

​Polly joined Panda as Head of Talent Acquisition after a successful 7 years working within Talent Acquisition and Recruitment across the UK and the Netherlands.She relocated to Amsterdam in April 2022 and is looking forward to developing solid growth within the business. She has a real passion for developing solid relationships with candidates and loves finding talented Recruitment professiona...

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Ronald Vermeulen

Operations Manager

​When he’s not busy at Panda International, you can find Ronald relaxing with a good book and home-cooked food, followed by a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Having been inspired by his former mentor Michael Chapman, who sadly passed away a few years ago, Ronald stands by the value that difficulties are never a problem; he now sees them as challenges. Without a doubt, his favourite place in ...

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Daniele Tramontina

Finance Specialist

When he’s not busy being a finance whizz at Panda International, Daniele enjoys spending time catching up on his favourite TV shows and movies on Netflix, with The Wolf of Wall Street topping his list. His main source of inspiration comes from politician Pieter Omzigt, with Augustus and Constantine the 11th invited to join him at his dream dinner party table.

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Irene Esteve

Customer Care Consultant

​Irene joined Panda in November as Customer Care Consultant. When she isn’t busy connecting with people in the life science industry and building new relationships she likes reading books based on historical events, and listening to and discovering new music.​One of her favourite places in the world is her hometown, Santander, which is a small city in the north of Spain. Her favourite film is t...

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