Christien considers that in order to make successful strategy, one must acknowledge the importance of organizational culture in the strategy formulation. She likes to think about how the voices of different people in the organization can come together in a coherent vision.
Christien holds a master’s degree in Business Administration – Strategy. During her studies in Leiden, where she obtained her BA in Italian Language and Culture, she participated in various international projects. Here she gained knowledge on different cultures, which enables her to understand how cultural dynamics impact strategy-making within an organization. Her desire to explore different elements of cultures translates into the organization of a yearly major jazz event.