Our team

Green Soap Company: our team

At Green Soap Company, we set high standards for our colleagues, but above all, we are a little bit of a family. Every day, we sit around the table with our team and talk about new houses, interiors, babies, sports and teenage kids and their antics. It’s a friendly, safe and pleasant environment, where the question of what you contribute to the team and to the accomplishment of our mission is always central.

Green Soap Company: get to know our team!

Meet the team behind the Green Soap Company.

Marcel Belt – Founder

“What I think is great about Green Soap Company is that we are really making an impact as a small team. More and more people know about us and more and more people are talking about us. The best thing about working at Green Soap Company is that everyone gives their all every day and that we are successful. Another victory is achieved every week. And somewhere in my head there’s a little voice saying that this could become really big. No business like soap business! And when I’m not busy with soap? I love adventurous travel (gotta keep an eye on my footprint) and going to music festivals (Lowlands, Pinkpop). I would also like to say that I can play the saxophone, although all three of my daughters don’t think I can..:)”   

Christiaan van Doornik – Chief Soap Officer

“At the moment I am still the ‘newbie’ in the Green Soap family. My journey here has only just begun. A wish came true and with full conviction I said ‘yes’ when I was asked if I wanted to work at the Green Soap Company. I am a huge fan of brands and companies that, in addition to business success, also want to leave the world a little better and cleaner. And the GSC brands do this better than anyone or anything as far as I’m concerned. Beautiful sustainable products that not only smell very nice, but also clean fantastically. I look forward to helping these beautiful brands become an even bigger success and thereby shaking up the big boys and inspiring that everything can be a little greener. In my spare time I like to take my daughter to the zoo or the playground. I also like to have dinner with friends and family.”

Eefje Maquine – Product Development

“Apparently a dog’s sense of smell is 20 times stronger. Well, they don’t know my nose yet. At Green Soap Company, I am busy every day coming up with new sustainable products and improving the existing product range. Fragrance plays an enormously important role for us! I keep in touch with the suppliers and manufacturers and always say I am a huge control freak. Which is not so surprising when you have just become a mother. After all, I have a little one who – just like me – wants to discover all kinds of new things. Apart from work, I like to take nature walks and discover new smells.”

Erik van Bemmelen – Marketing & Partnerships

“Since the very early days around the kitchen table, I’ve been closely involved with Marcel and his Green Soap. In recent years, I have seen the company grow into an enthusiastic team that shares a lot with each other and can pull together whenever that’s needed. Small enough to be flexible and unconventional, big enough to make a real impact.

What motivates me is the search for a connection, with partners, buyers and the people who ultimately use the products. After all, we can only manage the transition towards a sustainable world if we work together. I’m glad that I can do my bit for the cause.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to and discovering music, going out for dinner with friends, films, books and sports.”

Rick Brinkmann – Sales Soap Director

“The great thing about working at Green Soap Company is that every day is different! We are still relatively small and we have to help each other where we can. Besides that, the market is constantly changing, there is more and more attention for sustainability and we know how to capitalise on that. The focus is on distribution, on our product range, which was further expanded last year, and on our organisation, which is growing fast in tandem with us. We are also extremely enterprising, we can quickly act on good ideas (the lines of communication are very short) and we are continually investing in the brand awareness of Marcel’s Green Soap! The ultimate goal of course is that, when it comes to sustainable cleaning and personal care, people immediately think of Marcel’s Green Soap. Outside of work, I can often be found on the tennis court, on the football field with my son, or on my racing bike (also to the office!). And I get to ‘reset’ every year while enjoying a lovely holiday with the family!”  

Manon van Vliet – Content Marketer

“Why do I enjoy hopping on my bike to the office in the morning? Working for Green Soap Company is working for a company that not only makes the company a bit better, but the world as well. Every day we are working with a small team on a big mission: to make the entire cleaning & detergent market sustainable. Being able to contribute to such a fantastic mission and making an impact together gives a great deal of satisfaction. Each and every day. And when I come home? Then I like to browse through an interior design magazine, take a gym class or try out a recipe from Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook.”

Maikel Purvis – Online Marketing Manager

“The best thing about Green Soap Company? With our small team, we are showing that there is concern for sustainability and that it should be given much more attention. Oh… and we are only too happy to tell that to the established order who often work in a slightly less sustainable manner. We are enormously ambitious and quick to adapt. This leads to great marketing campaigns and innovative products. And that has not gone unnoticed, which is why we celebrate successes together. And the best part of it all? We keep growing! When I came to work here there were four of us in the office and, since then, the team has become much bigger. Moreover, we are a down-to-earth bunch of people, we don’t say ‘less talk, more action!’ for nothing! Sometimes this will involve packing parcels, or picking up the phone to advise someone on the best way to clean, it’s all part of the job. Did you know that Triangle Soap is perfect for removing green mould? When I get out of this cleaning bubble, I like to spend time with family and friends, play football and I recently discovered the padel court.”

Astrid van Galen – Finance & Logistics

“I have been working at Green Soap Company with a great deal of pleasure for a number of years now. From a small start-up to a now fully-fledged company. I gain new colleagues every year. That’s so much fun! We are all working together to introduce more and more people to our fantastic products, that smell wonderful and are good for our planet. With a sense of satisfaction, I get back on my bike at the end of the day and go home. Then with a glass of wine and music on, I’m in the kitchen preparing dinner.”

Ronald Evers – Purchase Manager

“My story at the Green Soap Company has only just begun. It is a very nice company with enthusiastic people who are committed to more sustainable cleaning & care products. Lovely smelling products in recycled packaging that also work well. Together with our partners (suppliers) we are working hard to make our products even better and even ‘greener’. We are on the right track and product developments follow each other in rapid succession. Unfortunately, not all developments are feasible and affordable, but a trend has been set. And that is exactly what we want to achieve. Outside my working hours I like to ride a motorcycle or go boating in the summer on the lakes near us.”

Maurits van der Steenhoven – Key Accountmanager

“When I’m enthusiastic about something, everyone gets to hear it! I won’t stop talking about our latest innovation or how we want to positively change the industry. When I talk about Marcel’s Green Soap with friends, some of them know what I’m talking about, but not everyone. Fortunately, my job is to make sure that everyone knows us and starts using our fantastic products. As a native of Brabant, I love to cook, eat and drink with friends. You will also find me on the tennis court, in a sailboat or on a hike. To me it seems super cool to climb the Mount-Everest once, ain’t no mountain high enough!”

Ine Lubbers – Soap Marketing Officer

“Doing the right thing has always been a passion of mine, I’ve tried to find this in my personal life as well as in my jobs. At the Green Soap Company we work passionately on changing the cleaning category. Although I have just started this journey, I thoroughly enjoy working with our amazing team on creating new sustainable products & processes and positively impacting consumption behaviour, one bottle at a time! When I’m not working? I’ll be in the kitchen either cooking or singing & dancing with my two little girls. I am also actively involved in our local community center & playground where we create positive experiences with minimal environmental impact.”

Pepijn Dekker – Director Finance & Operations

“Working at The Green Soap Company is a fun challenge every day! With our great team of soap stars, we take pride in working for such a cool and sustainable brand. We love challenging the status-quo in the industry and strive to have our customers make greener choices. We have a great future ahead of us as a company, where I see endless possibilities, not only in our home market, but also expanding to other markets all over Europe. On a personal level, I enjoy doing lots of different sports and making long walks in nature. What does my perfect holiday look like? I enjoy exploring the world through a (camera) lens, discovering new places. And while I discover new places, I like to read about their history.”

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