Evelien started her career at FrieslandCampina, where she fulfilled various HR roles for over ten years. She had a regional responsibility in south east Asia for three years, where she was involved in the HR development for emerging markets. When coming back to the Netherlands Evelien became HR responsible for the Dutch Retail business. She combined this with an executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management. After finishing her EMBA in early 2019, Evelien was ready to take on a new challenge and made the move towards Black Bear Carbon, where started as Head of HR.