This week in FD, the interview “Networking in times of distance, how do you do that?”
Merlin Melles is known as the uncrowned network queen of the Netherlands. And who talks to her for half an hour, understands why. When asked how did she overcome this Corona crisis, she replies that it was very cozy, because her son who studies in London has been home for a time. But then she switches one gear higher and a deluge follows
to anecdotes about entrepreneurs that she has put together recently linked or brought in contact with advisers, lawyers and others. It’s raining names of prominent entrepreneurs: catering entrepreneur Won Yip, brewery boss Peer Swinkels, Jan Hak, from the vegetables of Hak, and Meine Breemhaar, which recently has bought 15% of Bonaire. The fine fleur of entrepreneurial The Netherlands. Melles knows them and
brings them together, corona crisis or not.