Executive Director Programmes & Operations
Since 2016 Elise has been appointed the Executive Director Programmes & Operations of TUI Care Foundation. She has been heading the Dutch foundation since its start in 2011.
Before her appointment in the executive team, Elise worked for TUI, the world’s number one tourism business. From 2002-2016 she was Manager Sustainable Tourism for TUI Benelux, which comprises of TUI Nederland and TUI Belgium. Her responsibilities were setting up and implementing the corporate social responsibility strategy and policies. During this period TUI Nederland and TUI Belgium obtained numerous awards related to sustainable tourism.
Next to her role for TUI Care Foundation, Elise represents TUI Group in several international working groups related to child protection and animal welfare. On behalf of TUI Group Elise holds the Chair in The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism and is also present at meetings of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection by the World Tourism Organization.
Elise studied tourism and hospitality management at NHTV Breda University in the Netherlands, Dalarna University in Sweden and Northern Arizona University in USA. Her Master’s degree in European Tourism Management was completed at Bournemouth University in the UK and Savoie University in France.