Sandra van Beest

Sandra is the founder and CEO of The Social Handshake, a Social Enterprise with the aim of making Doing Good easy. A Social Handshake is synonymous with Doing Good. The Social Handshake focuses on companies and individuals who want to expand their Social Handshake.

Professional background

Before starting The Social Handshake, Sandra worked for 5 years as a Strategy Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Prior to that, she was a Project Coordinator at the NGO Free Press Unlimited. Sandra studied Social Geography and International Law at Radboud University Nijmegen. During her student years, she was the Youth Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations (2007-2009).

Sandra is Dutch and Norwegian, and she loves hiking, books, Social Handshakes, her husband Stijn, and children Benjamin and Mia.

Personal motto

Everyone can make a difference.