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Consultants

Daisy Tazelaar

Co-founder & Managing partner

Panda International co-founder Daisy cites Barack Obama and Elon Musk as her main sources of inspiration due to their drive and ability to think big and make a real impact in the world. In fact, Elon makes it to Daisy’s dream dinner table, along with iconic NBA coach Phil Jackson. In her spare time, Daisy enjoys hitting the dancefloor (or throwing shapes in her living room), meditating, going t...

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Jay Freeman

Co-Founder & Managing partner

Guess the movie: “Sooner or later you’re going to realise, just as I did, there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path”. It’s a line from one of Jay’s absolute favourite films. Not just a film buff, Panda International co-founder Jay likes to stay buff, opting for intense workouts to help him unwind or planning trips to his favourite places in the world, Italy’s Amalfi Coa...

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Christian Steenkamp

Team leader for Permanent division

Elon Musk is in high demand as a dream dinner guest for the Panda International team! Senior Consultant Christian has invited him, along with prodigious footballer Johan Cruyff, for his dream dinner table of three. In his spare time, Christian enjoys travelling, eating great food, meeting with friends and sports, citing NBA legend Michael Jordan as his main source of inspiration. When it comes ...

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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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Ivor Duif

Principal Consultant

With Panda International Recruitment Consultant Ivor enjoying playing tennis at a professional level, 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 Jeff Bezos, with businessman and author Robert Kiyosaki also cited as a chief source of inspiration for Ivor. ...

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Caitlin Girdwood

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Earning herself the crown for the most sarcastic member of the Panda International team, Recruitment Consultant 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 (lol) due to their hard work and dedication. Caitlin’s dream destination is Florence in Italy and, speaki...

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Merel van Os

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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

Recruitment Consultant

When she’s not working with Panda International’s clients and candidates, 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 destinati...

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Ralph Looijen

Recruitment Consultant

​Football-fan Ralph has been wowing clients and candidates at Panda International. Outside of work, he enjoys showcasing his culinary skills in the kitchen, listening to audiobooks and playing golf. In fact, it’s Ralph’s passion for golf that sees Tiger Woods secure a place at his dream dinner party table, along with the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. However, when it com...

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Aimee Brenner

Trainee 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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Sayf Idais

Recruitment Consultant

​Sayf outside of work can be found relaxing with his friends enjoying good food or in a private spa, he also enjoys diving into a good book! Sayf draws his inspiration from Elon Musk, Ray Dalio and Tony Robbins, he believes that there is no place like Amsterdam, but in terms of holidays, he loves to go to Morocco where he enjoys the weather, food and the beach with a fresh made cocktail. While ...

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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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Selin Ozbede

Trainee recruitment consultant

Selin can be found unwinding with either, Yoga, Walking, Reading and most importantly going out for drinks and dinner with friends. Selin finds inspiration in determination which has really shown through her work. The two individuals she would invite round for dinner is Charlotte Cardin and Jeff Buckley. Her top film pick is Origins and her favourite place in the world is Florence.

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Amir Mbarki

Talent Acquisition specialist

​When he’s looking to unwind from a day wowing clients and candidates, you’ll more than likely find him gaming. His favourite place to visit in the world is Dubai, and if he had to pick the ultimate movie, Batman takes the crown. Amir’s dream dinner party would see him joined by wide receiver for NFL’s Chicago Bears, Anthony Miller, and the rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur ex...

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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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Sharon Roest

Office manager

When she’s not expertly managing the Panda International office, you’ll find Sharon reading, going on her boat and catching up on Netflix. Spain is her top travel destination, and her ultimate movie choice is Disney classic, The Lion King. While her dream dinner party guests are music legend André Hazes and Buddha, it’s Sharon’s mother who’s her main source of inspiration.

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Anthony Miller

Senior Growth Marketer

When he’s not working, Panda International’s 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 party table.

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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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