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About Marianne

As Interim HR-Manager, Marianne Baan has over twenty years of broad functional expertise in Human Resources Management with focus on Change & Transition Management and (e-)Coaching Leaders & Influencers in multicultural, international and dynamic environment. She has worked in a wide range of Branded Business eg Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Logistics, IT, FMCG. She has a balanced strategic and hands-on approach.

Work experience

HORIZON B.V. Director-Owner - 2013 - present
* Transition/Change Management particularly in Multi Cultural/International environment AFTER restructuring & reorganization
* (e)-Holistisch Counselor
Fromageries Bel Paris - December 2002 – August 2013 (10 years 9 months)
based in the Netherlands, Paris, Prague

HORIZON B.V. Director-Owner - 1993 - 2002 - Independent Interim HR Manager
* Leerdammer Company B.V. (Netherlands) (12 months)
* WessanenStork Digital Imaging b.v. (6 months)
* Norsk Hydro, Hydro Data (6 months in Brussels, Belgium)
* Norsk Hydro, Hydro Data (6 months in Porsgrunn, Norway)
* American Saw & Mfg. Company LENOX, European Customer Support Center, Helmond (4 months)
* Merisel European Distribution Center, Helmond (4 months)
* SmithKline Beecham Rijswijk (7 months)
* SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare, Amstelveen (5 months)
* NS Infra Services, Data- en Telecom Services Utrecht (3 months)

Volvo Cars Europe Marketing, Brussels (Belgium) (1990 – 1993) - Human Resource Manager reporting to the CEO (President)
Volvo Car B.V. Helmond/Born, Netherlands  (1983 – 1990) - HR Manager & Quality Manager 


* Master Level Personnel & Change Management
* Business Administration (IBO Zeist, Netherlands)
* Marketing (NIMA-A, Utrecht, Netherlands)
* Certified NLP Practitioner (Institute for Eclectic Psychology (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
* INSEAD International HR-module of MBA Programme (Fontainebleau, France)
* Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Open University, Netherlands) - selected curricula
* School of Philosophy, Brussels (Belgium) - selected curricula
* Cultural Science University of Louvain (Belgium) - selected curricula
* IMD Seminar Strategic Leadership for Women (Switzerland)
* School for Comparative Philosophy (Antwerp, Belgium)
* Languages: Dutch native; English excellent; French good; German good.


From the invoiced business revenues Horizon donates to different Charities:
  • Lama Gangchen HELP IN ACTION 
  • Brain Foundation (Hersenstichting) 
  • Pink Ribbon
  • Amnesty International
  • Different learning projects in education-deprived countries 

Marianne as artist

Marianne "draws" directly with the raw material she works with and lets the paint-flow and material inspire and lead her. Organic and abstract motifs emerge from working with the erratic movement of paint.

Her sources of inspiration are music, nature and societal dynamics. She explains: Choosing color, material and subject is a creative process meant to reflect what inspires me and at the same time to create viewers' awareness and inspiration. This interactive creative manifestation enables her to capture and respond to the moment which explains the dynamics in her work.

Her work balances on the edge of figurative and abstract. This is meant to challenge the viewer and to appeal to freedom of new creative manifestations to emerge while at the same moment reflecting universal reality.

Individual expositions:
KEMPENHOF, Valkenswaard (Nederland)
TECNO, Avenue Louise, Brussels (Belgium)
ICI, Everberg (Belgium)
STOLZ, Erps-Kwerps (Belgium)

Group expositions:
Gallery Leopold, Maaseik (Belgium)
Parkfeesten, Sterrebeek (Belgium)
International Kunstmanifestatie "Deviant" Maaseik (Belgium)

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