Mariska is an experienced finance & operations professional, with a heart for people. There is an African proverb that says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. Working together with the global team of Advance Consulting on a common goal is driving her every day. She likes number crunching and improving processes, but it is the people behind the figures and processes that inspire her.


Mariska has lived and worked in Ukraine and Poland for several years which sparked her passion for international cooperation. She worked previously among others at Global Initiative on Psychiatry (mental health reforms in Eastern Europe and former USSR), SharePeople (supporting entrepreneurs in Africa on improving their business plan) and Bopinc (supporting companies in Africa and Asia to bring quality products and services to low income consumers). She brings a lot of experience of working within project organizations together with international partners.

Mariska Kools

Senior Operations Manager