Irene Veldstra joins Burnt Oak Partners

Burnt Oak Partners is pleased to announce that Irene Veldstra has joined the company as chief commercial
strategist as of August 1 st . Irene is a very senior international commercial executive with 24 years of ICT
outsourcing and engagement experience across the globe and has been recognized for her strategic
abilities in complex transformational ecosystems and obtaining results.
“Irene is at her best as a frontline dealmaker taking control and resolving challenges at all levels, driving
engagements and deals towards closure with a great flair for relationships and reducing complexities, while
empowering her hierarchical and functional teams”, says Peter Overakker, partner for Benelux at Burnt
Irene is driven by her passion for innovation and by the opportunity to push boundaries. “In the post-covid
economy, businesses will have a renewed set of priorities and it is during challenging times that business
leaders find out who their true partners are. I look forward to leveraging my experience to the benefit of
Burnt Oak’s customers”, commented Irene, who will carry the responsibility for the commercial strategy in
As an advocate for women in the technology sector, she also actively supports and coaches women.
Having lived and worked in the Brussels area since 2004 where she was honoured to be shortlisted as one
of the ICT Women of the Year 2019, she enjoys co-piloting in historic regularity car rallies in central Europe
and Scandinavia besides spending time with her husband and two children.
Burnt Oak Partners is a Sourcing and M&A advisory firm providing essential business insights, strategic
advice, and innovative services for the ICT-industry. The highly experienced teams located in offices in the
Nordics, Benelux, and UK, are uniquely equipped to help its clients identify and realize transformation
strategies to evolve their business.