"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." – Winston Churchill Graduate of the Law Department of the Tilburg University. Moved to the Netherlands in 1996. Co-founder and former president (2008-2013) of the former VPNO (Polish Chamber of Commerce in the Kingdom of the Netherlands); co-founder and board member (2011-2016) of the Polonus Foundation; co-founder and board member of Pools Nederlandse Juristenvereniging (Polish-Dutch Law Association). Barrister at the De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek law office and academic researcher at the Tilburg University (2001-2003); barrister and partner at the Van der Steenhoven advocaten NV (2008-2013); founder of and barrister at the Lewandowski Advocatenkantoor BV (since 2014). Married to a Pole running her own business; father of two sons and a daughter; passionate about karate and water sports.
Jan-Willem DeutekomMember of the Board
Jan-Willem is an entrepreneur who held board member and senior managerial positions at multinationals, like Siemens, Vodafone and Essent to start-ups as Redsalt and Thaumatec. He has been working in the IT and IoT-industry for many years now, in markets like Energy, Electronics and Logistics. He says about himself that he becomes enthusiastic when challenging people to create business value by using the endless possibilities that IT and IoT technologies can bring. This is what he enjoys doing every working day. His vision for PCCNL is to contribute in creating an influential and well-established network organisation in the Netherlands, that connects ambitious businesses having Polish & Dutch elements in their DNA. He believes it is his mission to connect these companies, create a network platform for these companies, to share practical know-how, and to represent their common interests towards public institutions.
Specialises in cross-border employment, posted workers employment, and employment conditions of posted workers. Co-founder and president of LBEA BV, a tax advisory and bookkeeping company. Married to a businessman, mother of three children. Interested in photography and psychology.