Established as an initiative of Pactics Co. Ltd., The Pactics Foundation is registered as a foundation in the Netherlands.
The current operational costs of The Pactics Foundation will be covered by The Pactics Group; for the execution of each project, TPF will either seek cooperation with other organisations and/or raise funding to cover the costs of running the projects.
Mr. Piet Holten
Piet is the President and CEO of The Pactics Group and founder of The Pactics Foundation. With an extensive background in international business, Piet began entrepreneuring in 2004 with the start of Pactics in the USA. In 2008, he set up Pactics’ first factory in Shanghai, China. Operating in an environment in which there was not much consideration for workers’ health, safety and general well-being, he decided to turn the tables and make Corporate Social Responsibility Pactics’ unique selling point. The success of this approach led to the building of a second factory, this time in Siem Reap Cambodia. With funding from the Dutch government, a fully sustainable factory was built in 2013. With a committed and enthusiastic team working at Pactics Cambodia, the day to day operations are fully in accordance with the highest level of corporate social standards.
Piet has lived and worked in South Africa, Malaysia, the United States, China and Cambodia. His business experience extends well beyond these countries as he deals with international customers from most continents on a daily basis. With a background in mechanical engineering, he is the driving force of Pactics’ innovative products and methods.
Mrs. Julie Bijlstra-Verkerk
Julie is a member of the board and acts as treasurer of the Pactics Foundation.
She has worked for a variety of companies in marketing and business development roles. For eight years, she lived abroad in Switzerland, South Africa and South Korea, and has been involved in various projects related to local community work. Currently, she is responsible for marketing and business development at Pactics.
Julie holds a Master degree in Spanish language and literature with International Relations and International Law as extra subjects at Leiden University, and a Master degree in Business Sciences at Radboud University, Nijmegen.
Mr. Timothy Holten
Timothy is secretary of the Board of The Pactics Foundation. He is currently in his 4th year of his Bachelor in International Business & Management Studies, specializing in Asian Business at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands. During his studies, he gained hands on experience during an internship at the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai as an event assistant, and did a minor programme at the University of Kebangsaan in Kuala Lumpur. After graduating, he has pursued a career in Asia in operations planning.
Prior to pursuing higher education in the Netherlands, Timothy lived in the United States, Malaysia and South Africa.