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Meet Patrick Krens

Born: The Netherlands

Currently: The Hague

Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French

Education: Masters in Sociology of Non-Western Societies and Bachelor in Marketing

Joined the team: April 2019

Hobbies: Globetrotting and archery

Cats or Dogs: Cats

Interesting fact: I lived and worked 7 years in Latin America

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Bio

Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in the NGO world, as a senior consultant and fundraiser. He has previously worked with Terre des Hommes, KidsRights and Oxfam Novib, among others. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology of Non-Western Societies and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and has a broad knowledge of human rights and specific knowledge about children’s rights.

Patrick describes his core values as “passion with a soul” and “results with a conscience.”
“I feel honoured and excited in my new role as Executive Director of Child Helpline International. Children’s rights have always had a special place in my professional and personal life. Especially, the right to be heard needs all the attention it can get.”

Patrick joins Child Helpline International as of the start of April 2019. We’re delighted to have him at the helm!

Short profile

  • all round senior professional
  • 25+ years of experience in the third sector of which 7 years in Latin America
  • 20+ years of experience as a senior manager
  • expert in linking fundraising to community development and vice versa
  • general knowledge about rural and urban development, health, education and socio economics
  • specific knowledge about child development programs and institutional fundraising

Personal ambition

To give an important contribution to a more sustainable and fair world.

Personal core values

Passion with a soul and results with a conscience