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Madeleine van der Steege

Entrepeneur, researcher and author (SA)

Madeleine van der Steege started trading under Synquity in 2014, a business offering organizational development solutions. She is a member of the Management Board of The Bijlmer Project, Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Leiden in the Netherlands, an associate of GLI (Global Leadership Initiatives) and the EU representative for TLHAuctioneers (UK).

Madeleine comes from a family of entrepreneurs. She is a managing editor, award-winning female entrepreneur, business coach, researcher and co-author/co- editor of ‘Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in a VUCA Context’ (2017). She was a pioneer in the field of mediation in South Africa and later moved into general management and management assessment, training and development. In 2004 she won the ‘Woman of the Year Regional Entrepreneur’ award. In 2007 she and her family relocated to the Netherlands, where she set up European operations and virtual warehousing in the UK for her sister’s Vancouver-based, organic pet food company Cranimals.com