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Team: Mariët van Pluuren

Communication Manager

Mariët has learned the communication profession in practice at a communication agency. “My passion for communication, the practical implementation and the combination with socially involved projects makes the work interesting for me. The context in which a project or assignment is carried out is, after all, crucial for succeeding.

My curiosity about people ensures that I quickly reach the core of a communication issue. I keep asking because I want to know what is going on and where opportunities lie. This allows me to set up and implement a strong marketing communication strategy.

At StartLife my focus will be growing our target groups and stakeholders and improving our national and international exposure”.

Skills & fields of expertise

  • Communication campaigns
  • Brand management
  • Internal communication
  • Communication strategy
  • Events organisation


2010 – 2017  Project leader at Communications Services WUR
2009 SRM Communication assistant / Junior adviser
2005 – 2010 Communications assistant Centre for BioSystems Genomics (CBSG)

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