MEET THE TEAM
Ruben has years of experience bringing people and organisations together to get things moving. He was educated as a traffic and mobility planner and has meanwhile developed a specialism in cycle policy-making and implementation, always ready to build bridges (and bike lanes!) between various stakeholders. He is co-creator and initiator of various high-profile cycle routes himself. Ruben has led many projects in both The Netherlands and Germany and enjoys being a speaker on conventions.
Bas Braakman, Senior Mobility Advisor
Bas is an independent urban mobility planner who offers his expertise on cycling mobility planning and design via his own Braakman Bicycle Consultancy. His partnership with us allows him to exchange ideas and best practice, sometimes delivering on joined projects. Bas worked on cycling strategies and projects in the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Ecuador. In the past he worked for Grontmij consultancy (now Sweco). From 2006 to date he has been working as bicycle policy advisor for Eindhoven City Council.
Nathana Parise, Project Coordinator Transport and Mobility
Nathana is a project coordinator and advisor at Loendersloot International. She has worked for many years in both public and private sectors of architecture and mobility planning in Brazil. She came to the Netherlands to pursue a master’s degree in Spatial Planning at the University of Groningen, and now she shares her time and knowledge with us and the Municipality Land van Cuijk. She aims to help create inclusive public spaces and mobility environments that are more than just built structures, focusing on their users. Nathana adds a multicultural and multidisciplinary background to the team, combining strategic thinking and creative problem-solving.
Valentina Yonz, Urban Planning Advisor
Valentina studied Architecture and Urbanism in Lima – Peru and did a master’s degree in Urbanism and Policy Design at Politecnico di Milano in Milan – Italy. She worked on different project scenarios related to urban planning, identifying and understanding problems, proposing guidelines, policies and solutions to ultimately present master plans. She enjoys working in a team and is results oriented.
Camila Herrero, Project & Process Manager
Camila grew up in Mexico City. Her drive for cycling and cities designed for humans brought her to the Netherlands where she completed a master’s degree in Urban and Economic Geography. She worked as Cycling Cities Campaign Coordinator at the ITDP Mexico and acted as a Mobility and Gender Coordinator. She is interested in ecofeminism and is specialised in dealing with cultural challenges that need to be overcome for women to truly have freedom to embrace active mobility as a viable transport option.
Eric van der Horst, Media & Communications Coordinator
Eric worked as a cycling network consultant in England from 2008 until 2017, creating cycling infrastructure priority plans for councils, writing cycling guidebooks for international cycling tourism and managing a ‘Bikeability-scheme ensuring over 10,000 children received on-road cycle training. Eric joined Loendersloot in 2018 and has been coordinating Loendersloot’s Media & Communications ever since. He is a natural cycling ambassador, always ready to build bridges between different cycling cultures.
Sabrina Assourian, Office Manager
Sabrina is a “do-er” who performs tasks with the utmost reliability that would otherwise be set aside. She ensures that projects and procedures within Loendersloot International are carried out with care and precision. Sabrina studied English at California State University Stanislaus. In addition to her work with us, she is also a Career Coach and a webshop sales analyst, also providing software/PC training.