Anouk Van der Laan

Anouk Van der Laan

Head of Innovation at

As the Head of Innovation at Nest, I am responsible for the design and execution of corporate innovation programs globally - ranging from corporate-startup collaborations, to workshops, to designing effect in-house innovation teams. I look forward to getting in touch and discuss views on innovation, sustainability and partnership.

Before moving to Nest I worked for 3 years at McKinsey and 1 year as a freelance consultant focusing on the energy, infrastructure and public sectors, and had the opportunity to work with great clients on their main strategic, regulatory and organisational challenges.

Always interested in how to push forward ideas I believe in. I coach initiatives globally in e.g. forestry, renewables and transport solutions.

Guest Episodes

Startups September 04, 2020

Quote: “We’re not saying get rid of your contractors, but we have data to strengthen what you’re already doing.” In this episode of the Ignite Podcast, Michael Waitze is joined by Patrick Connolly, the Founder, and CEO of Anility, whose vision is to make construction nightmares a thing of the past. Dedicated to empowering construction […]

Thought Leaders August 28, 2020

Quote: “I’ve always been a bit of a geek.” In this episode of the Ignite Podcast, Michael Waitze is joined by Darren Moore, the Head of Development of Arthur Online, a cloud-based property management platform dedicated to boosting efficiency and saving time with over 145,00 properties listed. In addition to that, he’s also the Managing […]

Startups August 21, 2020

Quote: “To really thrive and survive in fitness, you need some elements of technology woven into your concepts.” In this episode of the Asia Tech Podcast, Michael Waitze is joined by Jack Thomas, the Founder, and CEO of BASE and the host of the Fitness Business Asia podcast. Awarded as Bangkok’s Best Studio in 2020 […]