The team

Navitas Capital consists of a small team of professional employees. The Navitas Capital culture can be best described as: informal, no nonsense, hands-on, professional, flexible, down to earth and solid.

Rense JonkManaging Director

Managing Director Rense is responsible for the Navitas portfolio. After completing Business economics at the UvA, he started his career at BDO Corporate Finance, where he was involved with mergers, takeovers and financing issues. On 1 January 2008 he made the switch to Navitas.

Rense about Navitas: ”In the past years we have proved that it pays to invest without the pressure of a forced exit and that it’s good for our and management’s focus on enterprising. That is distinctive and makes us succesful.”

Pieter-Joost van DamSenior Investment manager

Pieter-Joost has had an active role in accelerated improvement and growth of companies at Navitas since March 2017. With his broad knowledge and his completed Law Studies (UvA) and Economics Studies (VU), Pieter-Joost is a valuable addition to our team. Before he came to Navitas, he worked, among others, as a financial restructurer at ABN AMRO, where he helped improve companies in challenging circumstances.

Pieter-Joost about Navitas: “I enjoy working on realising growth and improvement together with the management team of a company. This is why the vision to make companies stronger and to make them grow and create value has an enormous appeal to me.”

Ernst-Jan KoziolekSenior Investment manager

In September 2018, Ernst-Jan came on board with Navitas. After his studies Business Economics and Financial Law at Erasmus University, he gained international experience with Rabobank International, among which in Corporate Finance Advisory and Private Equity. In his last position, he was partly responsible for enterprises in which Rabobank Private Equity holds a participation. With Navitas, he can continue to apply his knowledge and abilities, whereby he will be partly responsible for further developing the existing participations as well as the portfolio.

Ernst-Jan about Navitas: “As an active shareholder, we are closely involved in fulfilling the growth ambitions of our participations. It is enormously inspiring to contribute in these as an ambitious team. ”

Leon Scholte Albers, CFAInvestment manager

Investment manager Leon has been dealing with modelling and analysing (strategic and financial) of investment possibilities in the portfolio since April 2017. In 2013, Leon obtained his (cum laude) Master in Finance at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, after which he underwent a management traineeship at Rabobank where he subsequently started working as analyst corporate finance in the Capital Structuring department dealing with complex projects related to valuations, takeovers, buyouts and listings.

Leon about Navitas: “The team members of Navitas are a good mix, both in the professional as well as personal field. What really appeals to me is the down-to-earth mentality we all share. And because of the commitment there’s genuine involvement in the companies.”
Leon was awarded the CFA charter in 2018.

Barbara NellPR & Communication, overall support

Barbara is an excellent support for the Navitas team because of her service-focused attitude, organisational capital and critical eye. Besides being Rense’s right hand, she is also coordinator of communication affairs.
In 2006, Barbara started at GREEN Real Estate, part of the V.o.Zee. She handles communication for both Navitas Capital as well as sister company GREEN. Barbara has become increasingly vital to our team thanks to our growing success and matching expansion of activities.  

Barbara about Navitas: “I know what to expect and what is expected of me because of the purposeful way of working and the no-nonsense culture at Navitas. The mentality of the family company resounds in this team of ambitious young gentlemen. I find myself in an environment of hardworking colleagues. The long-term investments enable building good relationships with the companies. I like that because in the course of time we all become perfectly in sync, also in terms of support”