Maarten Poels

Chief Commercial Officer

Maarten joined Santa Fe Relocation in 2016 as Managing Director for our Benelux region. This was soon extended to France before he became the CEO of Europe in 2019. Towards the end of 2019, he moved into his current position as Santa Fe Relocation Chief Commercial Officer. Maarten brings a lot of experience to this role having gained an in-depth understanding of all business lines and functions while leading our operations in Europe, interacting with customers, listening and understanding their needs.

Maarten brings many high-level skills and experience from previous commercial roles at several multinationals, including Chief Commercial Officer at Sandd, and Corporate Commercial Director and Managing Director at ISS.

Biggest professional achievement

As Santa Fe Relocation European CEO, I successfully transitioned the European region into a high performing customer-centric team.

Best piece of leadership advice you ever received

Always try to make complex matters simple. It is the simplicity that people understand and remember. Only with that understanding and the right engagement, people will implement and execute.

Something unusual about yourself that most people at work don’t know

It is all or nothing for me. I either work like hell or when I’m not at work, I can easily disconnect and do nothing at all. I guess I need both opposites to balance out.

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