Our Team

Marjon Castelijns | Director

Marjon is an operations-professional with 15 years of experience in general management, project management, production, logistics and procurement. In her role as director in her consultancy firm, she has built significant experience in project oversight, quality assurance, client and government liaison and capacity building of staff and consultants.

Marjon has executed and managed consultancies with many international clients such as: UMEME, DFID, UNICEF, BTC, Malawi National AIDS Commission and the Netherlands Embassy. During this period, she worked in several countries including Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Turkey, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the UK.

Marjon holds a degree in International Business Studies and has qualifications in Supply Chain Management, Production and Inventory Management and Lean Six Sigma. Her management experience, combined with practical and analytical skills enables her to both set-up and lead a company and its projects.

Emmy Okkema | Relocation Specialist

Emmy is internationally oriented with over 10 years of experience in general management, project management, sales and marketing and intercultural communication. She is very customer oriented and has strong innovative problem solving skills.  She enjoys building bridges between strategic visions and practical implementation. On top of that she is very process oriented and at the same time practical in her approach to get things done.

Emmy has been living in Uganda for 4 years, and before that she has worked in Namibia, Thailand and The Netherlands.

She attended the EuRA “Mobility Industry in Context” training and conference in Cape Town in 2016 which provided strong insights into the relocation service industry in Africa. Emmy holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from VU University in the Netherlands.

Derrick Ringtho | Administrative & Finance Assistant

Derrick has a bachelors’ degree in Commerce and is studying ACCA to become a certified accountant. He is the administrative and financial assistant of Expat Assist and has been working in this position for several organisations for 5 years. 

Derrick coordinates most of the operational work at Expat Assist, and ensures that all the work involving visiting the various Ugandan institutions and companies will take place in time and that everything is filed and financially accounted for.