Charlotte Heystek

Professional background

Charlotte is a communications consultant and team leader at the Acceleration Plan for Education Innovation with ICT, a four-year programme of VH, VNSU and SURF. Prior to this, she lived in Christchurch, New Zealand for five years, where she worked as a communications consultant in the tech sector.

In addition to her work, in recent years Charlotte advised the Canterbury Development Corporation in Christchurch and the CEO of Nepal’s Kalpavriksha on communication and gender.

Previously, Charlotte was editor and later editor-in-chief of Indisch3.0, a platform for and by third-generation Indian youth, and did an internship at the Dutch embassy in Bangkok. Charlotte also participated in ASEF’s 2nd and 3rd Young Leader Summits.

Charlotte holds a master’s degree in Intercultural Communication from Utrecht University, and bachelors in Communication and Information Sciences and Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture and Politics.

In her spare time, Charlotte is a runner and triathlete, and is writing her first book.

Persoonlijk motto

When in doubt, choose change – Lily Leung