About Lenneke

In 2006 I founded my own company, Lenneke Hoedemaker Debate & Presentation providing services to companies, governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. I also offer my services as voice-over for commercials, documentaries and as voice actress for the dubbing of (animated) films.

Since 2003 I regularly perform in theatre for children and Dutch-language cabaret with a leading entertainment company, Van Hoorne Theatre Productions, on a freelance basis. In addition, I run my own film company, Phandulwazi Productions, specialized in producing video content about development cooperation and corporate social responsibility.

  • Study, work experience, volunteer work

I studied European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Immediately after my studies I worked in Brussels for six years, first at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Development Cooperation, then in the European Parliament as policy officer of two MEPs. My work consisted of drafting interventions and amendments, giving press information, writing speeches, implementing campaigns and maintaining contacts with constituencies.

In 2000 I went to South Africa to volunteer for half a year in a shelter for street girls in Johannesburg. Subsequently, on behalf of the Dutch embassy in Pretoria, I made video reports of various youth development projects that are supported by The Netherlands.

Back in the Netherlands I worked as Head Communications in the management team of WPF, the current Rutgers. For this NGO, I was responsible for devising, setting up and executing communication and PR campaigns, such as Dance4Life.

  • Other activities

- Vice Chair and Board Secretary of the Amsterdam University Alumni Association AUV

- Board member Alumni Circle European Studies (University of Amsterdam)

- Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity; Habitat builds houses in developing countries together with the local population. I supervise groups of Dutch entrepreneurs during construction trips to, among others, South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Romania and Vietnam.

Lenneke Hoedemaker


I combine a professional background in theatre with policy and communications experience



You want to get the most out of a strategic retreat, workshop or an ‘away-day’



A professionally moderated debate allows you to discover what drives your target audience



As chairwoman I make sure there is 'air to breathe' in your congress


Communication advice

I advise on content, format and key messages for your event



Are you interested? Feel free to contact me for more information

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Lenneke sparkles on stage and makes others shine. She is an intelligent, humorous woman, who quickly understands what the core is in the debate and who questions people open-mindedly. With Lenneke as moderator a meeting is not only constructive, but also just fun. 

Kathalijne Buitenweg, Member of Dutch Parliament GroenLinks,
former Group leader the Green party European Parliament

Lenneke is a passionate, creative and intelligent woman. Her social engagement combined with a great sense of humour makes her a perfect moderator.

Yvette Burghgraef van Eechoud, Director of European and International Affairs,
Ministry of Economic Affairs, former Ambassador of the Netherlands in Qatar

Lenneke knows how to perfectly combine knowledge of the content with responding to the feelings of the audience. In doing so, she does not forget to maintain the structure in a meeting in an attractive manner. 

Gerbert Mos, CEO of Finzie Hypotheken en Verzekeringen

Lenneke Hoedemaker is a great talent. As chairwoman and presenter she knows how to fascinate and touch people. Lenneke has the special ability to listen to people and to turn this into a nice addition to the conversation she is leading. Her enthusiasm and her good preparation ensure a substantive and inspiring conversation, seminar or presentation. Her sense of humour plays a major role in her accessibility

Michael van Hoorne, Director Van Hoorne Entertainment

A revelation. Lenneke is incredibly uninhibited and plays the audience with a good sense of humour

Lau Verwer, Executive Account Director AON Risk Management

Lenneke is a real joy to work with - not only does she bring energy to our public events; she is a true sparring partner in every aspect of the planning process. She is passionate about what she does - and so are we - which proves a perfect match!

Catelijne Muller, member of the European Economic and Social Committee,
EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence