WHO ARE WE.
Nice to meet you. We are Jessica Augustin and Stanley Wassenaar, social entrepreneurs. Stanley is of Surinamese descent and has spent much of his childhood in Paramaribo. Jessica grew up in Haarlem and has roots in Asia. Together with our two childeren (8 and 1 year) we live and work in Amsterdam.
Stanley Wassenaar (42 years), MBO training, then studied economics section Logistics. Has 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur (café and events, Amsterdam), then switched to business and Retail account manager to Telecom and ICT. As an entrepreneur I have developed my networking skills, human insight and perseverance. As people manager in a commercial environment I learned to work with targets, company’s structure and how to lead and develop team members.
After this last period, I realize that there is more than money alone. I would like to get more positive energy out of my work. The message I want to convey to my children is that there is a good balance between giving and taking. So entrepreneurship keeps calling. I would therefore like to start this social project in Suriname, my second home, where I see the chance to make a contribution that really matters.
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Jessica Augustin (40 years), Masters Degree in organizational psychology. I have over 12 years of experience in the HR profession, recently as HR manager. Further, I have relevant experience in hospitality (restaurant, hotel, events) and teamed up with Stanley during his horeca challenges. I am enthousiastic, have a very positive attitude, and am solution-oriented. I have visited many countries in the world and as a daughter of an entrepreneur often played with the idea to start a business abroad. For me Suriname is the perfect country as a tourist destination and the ideal location for a company.