Our Team

Anne Blanksma Çeta

About Anne

Anne is specialized in political communications and socio-political trends research. He worked for 6 years at the Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs and was seconded for 3 years as EU spokesperson in Kosovo. Since 2016 he works as Senior Strategy Consultant for Glocalities. Anne conducts international research and provides strategic advice to political parties, IGOs and NGOs.

  • About Anne

    Anne is specialized in political communications and socio-political trends research. He worked for 6 years at the Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs and was seconded for 3 years as EU spokesperson in Kosovo. Since 2016 he works as Senior Strategy Consultant for Glocalities. Anne conducts international research and provides strategic advice to political parties, IGOs and NGOs.

Anne Blanksma Çeta

Senior Strategy Consultant

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Maria Muravina

About Maria

After finishing masters in behavioural economics, Maria joined the Glocalities programme. As a project leader, Maria brainstorms together with the client on the optimal research setup, overlooks the fieldwork, writes reports and assists in workshops to transform insights into actionable recommendations. Maria has worked within the FMCG sector from consulting start-ups on finding their target audience and developing an entry and growth strategy, to assisting multinational corporations in understanding the multicultural markets and navigating cultural differences, to helping build social campaigns using the right framing.

  • About Maria

    After finishing masters in behavioural economics, Maria joined the Glocalities programme. As a project leader, Maria brainstorms together with the client on the optimal research setup, overlooks the fieldwork, writes reports and assists in workshops to transform insights into actionable recommendations. Maria has worked within the FMCG sector from consulting start-ups on finding their target audience and developing an entry and growth strategy, to assisting multinational corporations in understanding the multicultural markets and navigating cultural differences, to helping build social campaigns using the right framing.

Maria Muravina

Insights Consultant

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Roel Schoemaker

About Roel

Roel Schoemaker (1963) has a background in social science and has been affiliated with Motivaction International and Glocalities since 1992, currently as Principal Strategy Consultant. Since 1999 he has been advising clients on aspects that affect the lives of consumers in the areas of living, working, shopping and leisure. Roel places the consumer experience at the center and comes from this perspective to advise on target group identification, profiling, finetuning brand positioning and designing growth strategies for our clients.

  • About Roel

    Roel Schoemaker (1963) has a background in social science and has been affiliated with Motivaction International and Glocalities since 1992, currently as Principal Strategy Consultant. Since 1999 he has been advising clients on aspects that affect the lives of consumers in the areas of living, working, shopping and leisure. Roel places the consumer experience at the center and comes from this perspective to advise on target group identification, profiling, finetuning brand positioning and designing growth strategies for our clients.

Roel Schoemaker

Principal Strategy Consultant

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Sander Metaal

About Sander

Sander has a long-time experience in values research and segmentation studies. Previously he worked for 10 years at Glocalities’ parent company Motivaction. With a background as a culture and religion psychologist, Sander has advised a wide range of organizations on positioning, communications, and marketing; from government agencies to retail banks to broadcasting companies.

 

  • About Sander

    Sander has a long-time experience in values research and segmentation studies. Previously he worked for 10 years at Glocalities’ parent company Motivaction. With a background as a culture and religion psychologist, Sander has advised a wide range of organizations on positioning, communications, and marketing; from government agencies to retail banks to broadcasting companies.

     

Sander Metaal

Senior Research Consultant

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Pieter Paul Verheggen

About Pieter Paul

Pieter Paul Verheggen is CEO and founder of the Glocalities organization. He studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and is passionate about conducting research that aims to find out why consumers behave as they do. Next to his entrepreneurial role at Glocalities, he is the CEO of Motivaction, the largest independent market research agency in The Netherlands. He was 13 years Chairman of the MOA, a Dutch market research association, and is now chairman of the Sales Management Association in The Netherlands. At an international level he is also quite involved, Pieter Paul was a board member of ESOMAR, the global organization of market researchers and is treasurer of GlobalNR, the global network of independent research agencies.

  • About Pieter Paul

    Pieter Paul Verheggen is CEO and founder of the Glocalities organization. He studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and is passionate about conducting research that aims to find out why consumers behave as they do. Next to his entrepreneurial role at Glocalities, he is the CEO of Motivaction, the largest independent market research agency in The Netherlands. He was 13 years Chairman of the MOA, a Dutch market research association, and is now chairman of the Sales Management Association in The Netherlands. At an international level he is also quite involved, Pieter Paul was a board member of ESOMAR, the global organization of market researchers and is treasurer of GlobalNR, the global network of independent research agencies.

Pieter Paul Verheggen

CEO

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Elaine Zhang

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Melis Karaca

Marketing & Sales Expert

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Martijn Lampert

About Martijn

Martijn Lampert is Research Director and Co-founder of Glocalities.
Martijn leads the Glocalities values, cultures, and trends research program covering 32 countries, based on interviews with more than 230,000 respondents. He is fascinated by people’s inner and outer drivers, structures of meaning and world mythology. Martijn has more than 2 decades of experience in conducting values-based research and helping organizations connect with audiences at a deeper level. Lampert’s mission is to contribute to a higher level of understanding between people, organizations and cultures.
Lampert leads the development of the automated World of Glocalities application for generating instant insights into audiences around the world. Martijn assists multinationals, NGO’s and governments in using social intelligence to achieve their goals in an ever-changing sociocultural context. He is a TEDx speaker and frequently publishes and lectures about audiences, cross-cultural trends, and sustainability. With his research insights and consultancy Lampert focuses on enabling a new generation of changemakers in the non-profit, commercial and public sector to realize the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030.

  • About Martijn

    Martijn Lampert is Research Director and Co-founder of Glocalities.
    Martijn leads the Glocalities values, cultures, and trends research program covering 32 countries, based on interviews with more than 230,000 respondents. He is fascinated by people’s inner and outer drivers, structures of meaning and world mythology. Martijn has more than 2 decades of experience in conducting values-based research and helping organizations connect with audiences at a deeper level. Lampert’s mission is to contribute to a higher level of understanding between people, organizations and cultures.
    Lampert leads the development of the automated World of Glocalities application for generating instant insights into audiences around the world. Martijn assists multinationals, NGO’s and governments in using social intelligence to achieve their goals in an ever-changing sociocultural context. He is a TEDx speaker and frequently publishes and lectures about audiences, cross-cultural trends, and sustainability. With his research insights and consultancy Lampert focuses on enabling a new generation of changemakers in the non-profit, commercial and public sector to realize the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030.

Martijn Lampert

Research Director

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Martin Schiere

About Martin

Martin Schiere is a seasoned hands-on manager and commercial leader with over 15 years of experience in accelerating or restoring growth to organizations. Martin combines cutting edge strategies and marketing insights with practical implementation.
As a principal and the Consumer Good Lead at Glocalities, Martin works closely together with FMCG companies on strategic marketing and branding issues. His specialities are growth strategies across markets, new market entries and branding. Martin has an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and a Masters in agricultural engineering from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

  • About Martin

    Martin Schiere is a seasoned hands-on manager and commercial leader with over 15 years of experience in accelerating or restoring growth to organizations. Martin combines cutting edge strategies and marketing insights with practical implementation.
    As a principal and the Consumer Good Lead at Glocalities, Martin works closely together with FMCG companies on strategic marketing and branding issues. His specialities are growth strategies across markets, new market entries and branding. Martin has an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and a Masters in agricultural engineering from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Martin Schiere

Principal Marketing Strategy Consultant

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Nanna Buhl

About Nanna

Nanna joined Glocalities as a researcher in 2020 after finishing a Master in Political Communication.  She is curious about how research and data can be used to explain current trends in society as well as influencing people in a positive manner. She is particularly interested in studying the social changes that are occurring across cultures and how these affect the multicultural markets.   

  • About Nanna

    Nanna joined Glocalities as a researcher in 2020 after finishing a Master in Political Communication.  She is curious about how research and data can be used to explain current trends in society as well as influencing people in a positive manner. She is particularly interested in studying the social changes that are occurring across cultures and how these affect the multicultural markets.   

Nanna Buhl

Researcher

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Panos Papadongonas

About Panos

Panos Papadongonas is Insights Manager at Glocalities. He helps organizations understand what drives people around the world, so that they can effectively position themselves to resonate with and mobilize their target audiences. Having a background in the social sciences and international development studies (cum laude), Panos has been involved in numerous projects for the non-profit sector, culture & leisure, the travel industry as well as projects relating to Corporate Social Responsibility. He is certified in Consumer Marketing (NIMA B) and project management (PRINCE2). Furthermore, Panos takes care of team planning and mentors new colleagues.

  • About Panos

    Panos Papadongonas is Insights Manager at Glocalities. He helps organizations understand what drives people around the world, so that they can effectively position themselves to resonate with and mobilize their target audiences. Having a background in the social sciences and international development studies (cum laude), Panos has been involved in numerous projects for the non-profit sector, culture & leisure, the travel industry as well as projects relating to Corporate Social Responsibility. He is certified in Consumer Marketing (NIMA B) and project management (PRINCE2). Furthermore, Panos takes care of team planning and mentors new colleagues.

Panos Papadongonas

Insights Manager

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Sheng Liu

About Sheng

Sheng Liu is Product Manager at Glocalities. He is currently managing the World of Glocalities, a web-based insights application. He has also assisted in quantitative research projects for a wide variety of clients such as Big Green Egg, Pernod Ricard, UNICEF, and political parties. He has gained experience in market entry strategies, audience targeting, and brand positioning. Liu received his master’s in business development from Umeå University (AACSB accredited), where his study focused on strategic management and sustainability marketing. He is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin Chinese and has lived in China, Belgium, and Sweden.
  • About Sheng

    Sheng Liu is Product Manager at Glocalities. He is currently managing the World of Glocalities, a web-based insights application. He has also assisted in quantitative research projects for a wide variety of clients such as Big Green Egg, Pernod Ricard, UNICEF, and political parties. He has gained experience in market entry strategies, audience targeting, and brand positioning. Liu received his master’s in business development from Umeå University (AACSB accredited), where his study focused on strategic management and sustainability marketing. He is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin Chinese and has lived in China, Belgium, and Sweden.

Sheng Liu

Product Manager

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