What if... these were your interview questions

We want to grow our international network of smart ass colleagues with whom we want to continue to expand our work and explore our journey further around the globe. Therefore we are looking for game changers, catalysts who bring business and design capabilities and help us and our clients grow to the unimaginable and unthinkable. It would be awesome if you want to be part of our team to continue our journey. Ready to meet your future colleagues? Read what their answers are to these interview questions and get to know them while prepping for your own interview ;).

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Wouter Brasem

  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I would start a business where knowledge is shared from retired smart ass (C-level) people with start/scale-ups in third world countries to create more value and impact.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? A game of footvolley, BRING IT ON
  • What is your dream job? Global Business Development Manager for BMI. Always searching for new ways to create value due to innovation. And all of this in corporations with the coolest companies in the world.

Roline Prummel

  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? Listen to the former CEO – can learn a lot from him ;).
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little. Little is weird to me…
  • What is your dream job? Exactly what I am doing right now: building a new venture with kick-ass disruptive ambitions and co-players. Enjoying and learning from every step leading to a journey of more entrepreneurial adventures.

Quintus Kropholler

  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? A team polonaise followed by exploring opportunities and capacity for more venture projects within BMI to exponentially increase impact for our clients and markets, contributing to the necessary global change larger and faster.
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little.
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  • What is your dream job? Rally car driver. Also, doing-business-better and transform corporate innovation practices at large by positively impacting our world through design, by way of our global social-economics and environment. I see myself doing this at a big 3 consultancy firm leading innovation.

Bas Brilman

  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start?  Build a service to help urban garden owners to change their grey, tiled yards into low maintenance jungles.
  • What wakes you up in the morning?  Combining a diner and a design competition together with friends.
  • What is your dream job? Being a theme park designer and/or testing rollercoasters.

Ralf Becks

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  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? Invest in developing the first robot that can do work of a business designer.
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? In the definition of: Weird: (wɪəʳd) adjective, weird·er, weird·est. involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly: I would say 0, I’m natural and earthly.
  • What is your dream job? Dolphin trainer on the Virgin Islands.

Leroy Spiekerman Van Weezelenburg

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  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I think that I would start a surf shop in some tropical country. Not sure whether 50K will be enough then, but let’s discuss that later 😉.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? Definitely to go traveling. So please wake me up with a ticket and a nice destination.
  • What is your dream job? Being a ‘business psychologist’; helping a lot of people around the world to achieve their strategic vision.

Pascalle van Hemert

  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I would continue with my master thesis project; validate and further develop the concept I designed there. I would use the money to build a beta version of the concept to test it with different stakeholders.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? A night out with my friends in the local pub or fresh baked brownies 😊.
  • What is your dream job? A job where I can develop myself, gain practical experience and feel the trust I can solve world’s most complex problems with creative and down to earth solutions, while working in a team with inspiring people who dare to challenge the status quo.

Niki Seelen

  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I would start a an all-female designed, build and run business of natural ice cream shops with the first location opening up on Bali.
  • What wakes you up in the morning?  A trip to a tropical island or a peanut butter sandwich.
  • What is your dream job? I don’t really have a dream job. I do have some design criteria for my work such as it needs to be creative, pay the bills, allow for me to travel, contribute to a better society and planet. Very millennial 😉

Marije Sluis

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  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? Plan a fun trip with the team!
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little. I guess a 7. I talk to animals when I see them, always….
  • What is your dream job? – As a kid F1 driver, now I’m dreaming of creating a lifestyle concept around a hotel rural, so when I am old I’m still surrounded with people.

Demian Sepp

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  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? At this moment, I would invest it in BMI 🚀.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? A new adventure!
  • What is your dream job? When I’m old I want to have a beach shack with a nice little bar somewhere in a sunny place. Serving drinks, having chats with interesting people, sharing our life adventures. Until then, I want to have adventures, make new memories, work on cool projects, with talented people. Travel the world again after Covid.

Lotte de Wolde

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  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? I would like to transform the gumball factory into a prototype paradise with the newest technologies. I imagine a workplace with flying coffee machines, floating plants, and robots.
  • How weird are you on a scalefrom 1-10? I‘m 9-weird. I have a broad interest in very different (weird) topics and I always like to explore the extraordinary. I believe you need to be a little bit weird to make a difference. 
  • What is your dream job? As a kid I wanted to be an architect. Today, I’m not drawing buildings, but visions, strategy, innovations… I could have never imagined that I job like this would exist. So, I’m kind of an architect of a changing world!

Michiel Hoogenboom

  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I would invest it in circular start-up hub like Bluecity, here in the Netherlands, we do not need more businesses but circular solutions.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? The believe we can manage search & execute within companies of all sizes making impact now and the day after tomorrow.
  • What is your dream job? Making impact and fun with colleagues together with amazing customers while being in flow 🚀 .

Roland Wijnen 

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  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? A business that generates a positive impact by design. A fully circular business model.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? Clients with an ambition to truly make a difference for their customers long-term.
  • What is your dream job? Business designer at BMI.

Daphne Saraç

  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? Book a supercool office (aka villa) in an exotic country to work abroad with the whole BMI team for one month!
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Is it weird to have dance battles with yourself? To crave bread with cheese spread and ‘hagelslag’? Or to unconsciously start talking with different accents? Then I would be pretty weird :-).
  • What is your dream job? My dream job actually is the job I have now, at BMI! After a long journey I switched from the marketing field to the world of innovation and recently landed at BMI as jr. business designer. With this position, the search for my dream job has come to an end for now, and it marks the beginning of a whole new chapter!

Moniek Tiel Groenestege

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  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? A business that helps (innovation)talent to grow faster or a small restaurant.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? Fun activities with friends & family like kitesurfing, weekend trip, going to a theme park.
  • What is your dream job? No idea yet… I’m in the middle of my design journey while enjoying my time at BMI to the fullest.

Gijs Mensing

  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? Put even more attention to our weird and unique DNA, as that brings me the joy to work with this bunch every day and is our true differentiating factor.
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little. 8, I always try to do things differently to not confirm to mediocracy. To get the most out of things. Life is too precious and too short to let it pass by.
  • What is your dream job? Being in the position to drive, facilitate and enforce cross-company, cross-industry and cross-country innovation to tackle impactful issues in a fast and value driven way

Patrick van der Pijl

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  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I would be so lazy and spend it all on ideation: take a trip to Maldives and Ibiza. 😉
  • What wakes you up in the morning? My Fitbit alarm clock.  
  • What is your dream job? I always wanted to become funeral director like my father. But I now found my dreamjob as CEO of BMI. 

Caya Kerkhof

  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? I would arrange monthly fun activities/courses for the team, given by one of our colleagues. Everyone has a hobby or (hidden) talent outside their work, so I think it would be great to take this to the office and teach your colleagues more about your passion.
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little: I would say a 5. It really depends on the situation and the people I’m with.
  • What is your dream job? When I was younger, I always dreamed about becoming a flight attendant.  However, during my studies I realized that I’m very passionate about marketing. So with just starting at BMI as an online marketeer, you may say that I’m living the dream. But who knows, maybe one day I’ll be a flying marketeer (because the sky isn’t the limit).

Tim Mulder 

  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I’d surely start a responsible consumer products business. There’s so much positive impact possible with fair and good products, especially with fast moving consumer goods! I’m really inspired by Dutch brands as Seepje, De Vegetarische Slager and Tony Chocolonely.
  • What wakes you up in the morning? Wasted potential! There is so much potential around us, being it neglected (business) opportunities, loveless designs or unlived lives. I’m built to drive structural improvements everywhere I go.
  • What is your dream job? Helping companies and people to recognize and unleash their potential

Kyra Kuppens

  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? On Wednesdays we add a little color (pink). And bake your own Birthday cake, it’s the most loveliest feeling when you take your own pie out of the oven (and practice makes perfect).
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little. 5. I love to be me, but I can be a little bit serious sometimes. So I’m more the girl next door.
  • What is your dream job? I simply can’t choose, as there are so many cool jobs. For a while I would love to be a steward, to make a difference during peoples flights and make them leave the plane with a smile. I would love to be Julie from the movie Julie & Julia and cook every recipe in Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’. Work a season behind the scenes at ‘The Voice Kids’, as it’s a great pleasure to give them the best studio experience and see them smiling at the stage. And when I’m older having my own ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ shop with fresh baked pies, which is pretty common in Germany.

Daan de Geus

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  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? Build more digital ventures for and with our clients to realize next-level disruption! Fortunately, that’s also high on our current CEO’s agenda, so no need for me to take over at this time 😉.
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? That totally depends on the context. With the average person? Probably a 7 or an 8. This is mainly because of some of my unconventional world views and my puns. Within the team? I’d be a 2, and that says enough, I think.
  • What is your dream job? At this time, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than I am now! However, in the future I’d love to become the CEO for one of the ventures we build. Of course, there will need to be a strong match between the vision for the new venture and my personal ambitions and interests.

Joyce Langelaar

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  • If you were handed $50,000 to start a business, what kind would you start? I would buy myself in in Niki’s business (ed. see the answers of Niki Seelen elsewhere on this page).
  • What wakes you up in the morning? There’s only one answer to this (as I’m definitely not a morning person) and that would be to travel to a beautiful haven’t-been-before-destination.
  • What is your dream job? For now I would say Chief Marketing Officer at Tony’s Chocolonely but I’ve had many dreams and they evolve as I do. So ask me again if you’d see me and you might be surprised by the answer! 

Stefan Buisingh

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  • If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do? A First Day as a CEO Party…… However sport possibilities as a BMI Team is also something that I would make optional.
  • How weird are you on a scale from 1-10? Explain a little. I play and watch video games, love sitting in the train and still prefer windows above apple. You tell me is that weird?
  • What is your dream job? Running a Cheese & Beer bar! And yes, I will be the number one client myself.

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