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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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Michael Giele

Director Client Services

As Panda International’s Client Services Director, Michael’s favourite place in the world is wherever he ends up having a good time connecting with interesting people, but nothing beats spending time at home with his family. Proving that home is where the heart is, Michael’s main inspiration comes from his wife, who set up her own successful business from scratch. When he’s not working hard to ...

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Christian Steenkamp

Senior Consultant

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 good, 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

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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

Recruitment 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

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

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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Michelle Terraneo

Recruitment Consultant

Outside of work, Panda International Recruitment Consultant Michelle enjoys gaming, spa days and watching Netflix. She’s a movie fan too, with The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump and LOTR making it on her list of favourites. While Michelle would invite Socrates and Stephen Hawking to her dream dinner party, her ultimate inspiration comes from her mum.

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Ramon Sena

Recruitment Consultant

When he’s looking to relax, Panda International Recruitment Consultant Ramon enjoys watching movies, going on walks, running and reading. Family is important to Ramon, with his father providing the ultimate inspiration and his mother and grandmother invited as guests to his dream dinner party. However, if he could extend the party by two, he’d also ask business tycoon Warren Buffet and NBA lege...

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Nikander Damianos

Recruitment Consultant

Outside of work, Panda International Recruitment Consultant Nikander enjoys spending time gaming, socialising and playing tennis. Watching tennis is also a passion, with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt making it on Nikander’s dream dinner party guest list. When it comes to the ultimate travel destinations, his favourite places in the world are Amsterdam and Australia.

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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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Zulayma Susebeek

Corporate Recruiter

When she’s looking to relax, Talent Acquisition Specialist Zulayma enjoys going on runs and being by the beach with her beloved dog. In fact, her favourite place in the world is anywhere by the ocean. Oh, and her favourite movie of all time is Ocean’s Twelve! Zulayma is most inspired by her mum and football legend Lionel Messi, with the latter getting an invite to her dream dinner party, along ...

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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

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

Junior 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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