Meet the team

We want you to help us make a positive difference to the lives of others – and we want to hear from you. We help people to build ‘beautiful businesses’ – those with purpose, those that do good in the world and are run by smart, caring and passionate heroes.

Would you like to make a positive impact, too? Come and join us.

Our team

David Engel

CEO

David has over 20 years leadership experience across small, medium and large enterprises. He co-founded 3 companies and successfully built-from-scratch, re-structured and grew companies and corporate divisions in Europe and North America. Having worked and lived in 6 countries across 2 continents, he is tri-lingual.

Christiaan Kooijman

Head of Digital and IT

To emphasize the importance of IT to the continuous growth of Drake & Farrell, Christiaan joined the leadership team as Head of Digital and IT in 2021. He has broad experience in IT and program management. He has led and developed IT teams so they meet the demands of modern, innovative businesses. Christiaan has led the modernization of the global application landscape at Royal Boskalis between 2010 and 2020. Before this he was managing partner at the consultancy firm Exxap. Christiaan studied IT management at the Delft Technical University.

Birgitta van Santen

Head of HR

Birgitta joined Drake & Farrell in November 2019 to build the HR department and structure. Both practically and strategically, she has achieved various results and implemented improvements. She has extensive knowledge in labour law and Learning and Development. In her career she delivered several HR personnel strategies in logistic companies. With her pragmatic approach and leadership skills, she ensures that HR processes are closely aligned with the needs of the business. She is a strong business partner for strategic and tactical organisational structures. Birgitta has a good feel for the human aspect in the company and for the employees and their talents. In doing so, she helps realise growth for both the organisation and the employee.

Linda Beekman

Head of Finance

Linda Beekman  joined the Drake&Farrell management team as Head of Finance in March 2021. Linda started her career at EY auditors and has over 25 years (corporate) financial experience within several companies and industrials, sence Alcatel, VelopA and Bentley Systems.

Linda is highly capable in controlling and bookkeeping. She has developed her leadership skills at small, medium and large enterprises within in the Netherlands and abroad. Additionally, she possesses extensive sell-side experience through various M&A projects she has completed at former employers.

Linda is finance driven and commercial-business minded with a high organizational sensitivity.

Berry Selhorst

Head of Operations

Berry Selhorst has worked for Drake & Farrell B.V. since 2018 and, as Head of Operations, is responsible for all operational activities for the Bleiswijk location in the Netherlands and Jindrichuv Hradec in the Czech Republic.

Berry has worked in the logistics sector since 2008 where he started his career at Veembedrijf De Rijke Botlek. Here he held various management positions.

Berry was born and raised in Maassluis and holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Amsterdam.

Victor Roos

Head of Business Development

Victor Roos joined the Drake & Farrell management team as Head of Business Development in September 2022. Victor studied commercial economics and has a strong background in logistics, outsourcing and supply chain industry. Victor started his career at KPN as sales account manager. For Bosch GMBH he worked in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria in different commercial roles before he joined Philips MAG45 where his last position was CCO. The last two years Victor was self-employed supporting different companies in sales strategy en business development.

A peak at our work life

Have you got what it takes?

Customer needs are always evolving, as are supply chain businesses. This continuous growth means continuous opportunities. Opportunities which are endless and of course, exciting too.

Come and discover the sustainable impact that you can make by joining us, growing with us and innovating with us. It’s time for our heroes to make big changes. It’s time to change the world.

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Are you curious about what it is like to be part of our team of heroes?