Who we are
Founder, Chairman of the board & Senior Advisor
Jeroen has been living and working in Russia since 1994. When the war started, he decided to apply his skills, network, and knowledge of the area to provide humanitarian aid to those most in need, in the affected and hard-to-reach areas in Ukraine. He is the founder of LifeLine Ukraine. After one full year of hard work, dedication and visits to Ukraine, Jeroen now serves as our Senior Advisor.
Jasper van Mens
Jasper founded his own law firm in 2016 and advises many companies and foundations on a variety of issues. From the beginning of the invasion, he has been obsessed with the absurd war in Ukraine. He got in touch with LLU and laid the foundation for LLU’s successful stove campaign in the winter of 2022. In his new position, he gets the opportunity to be sustainably involved with LLU.
Dagmar van Ravenswaay Claasen
During her career, Dagmar has been working in different fields, always dedicated to the cause and impact of the company. Because she believes in the importance of the integrity and sustainability of companies. After a career as a lawyer, several leadership positions at the Dutch Central Bank and Adyen, she is now involved in impact-driven tech scale-ups and venture capital funds.
Marius Dekker is a retired entrepreneur after being active over 35 years in the export of horticultural products. Marius has been in business with companies in Ukraine since 1997. He sold his company some years ago and as a result, he now has the opportunity to fully commit to helping Ukraine.
At the outbreak of the war he founded the foundation “Help Oekraïne! ”. LifeLine Ukraine and Help Oekraïne! started cooperating in August 2022. By December 2022 it was decided to merge the two foundations to realize more impact and expand the activities.
General manager Ukraine
Alexander is Ukrainian born and lives in Kyiv with his wife and two small kids. Having substantial experience in brand managing, logistics, B2B sales, export, account managing, he joined the team from the beginning of May. He assists with everyday operational work in Ukraine, from arranging trucks to building partnerships with local entities, from visiting the hard-to-reach areas to unloading our local warehouses.
Sylvia van den Brink
Sylvia van den Brink lived in four different continents, giving her profound international experience. She has been active with her own Congolese educational non-for-profit organization for the last 15 years. She now lives in The Netherlands and when the war in Ukraine started, she decided to dedicate time and effort in helping those people in need in Ukraine.
Patricia was an entrepreneur. Together with her family she imported jeans from Spain, had her own fashion store, and was co-owner of All-Inn tennis & squash in Aalsmeer. She sold her businesses and now uses her skills to support people in Ukraine. Patricia is the secretary of LifeLine Ukraine and affiliated with the Humanitarian Aid activities.
Arnoud van der Pol
Arnoud lived with Jeroen Ketting in the same student house when we were at Leiden University many years ago. His enthusiastic and can-do energy infected him quite easily. The trust in each other was already built in the past, so getting into action mode for LifeLine Ukraine was a small step. Arnoud is leading our Veteran Tech Program.
Wouter joined Lifeline Ukraine in February 2023 as became responsible for the Lifeline Aid project. As the Dutch counterpart to Alexander Wouter takes care of the planning of trucks in The Netherlands. While his daily work is in IT consulting, he finds it important to use his network and skills to support the people in Ukraine as best as he can.