Cleo van Engelen


Cleo van Engelen
  • Phone+31 6 35130371
  • Digital strategy & execution
  • Strategic sourcing

At Highberg, I am the manager of the Sourcing and IT Governance team. This team comprises consultants who engage in IT structuring issues, primarily within the (semi) public sector, from procurement to implementation. Additionally, I function as an advisor, addressing IT issues where IT can make a tangible contribution to an organization's (business) objectives. I perceive ICT as a tool that can be strategically, tactically, and operationally deployed to achieve organizational improvement. My assignments cover areas such as policy (where do we want to go, what do we want to achieve), procurement (how do we obtain what we desire), implementation (how do we integrate a chosen solution within the organization), and execution (how do we maintain control over the (IT) organization). In my opinion, success within a part of this chain is only achieved when you can oversee the dependencies and coherence of the entire process. I am here to assist organizations in achieving this.


  • 2021 - current Consultant and Manager - Highberg
  • 2015 - 2021 Consultant and Manager - VKA
  • 2013 - 2015 Information Management Trainee at PBLQ (formerly HEC)
  • 2010 - 2013 IT and Finance Specialist at Talent & Pro


  • Post-Initial Master (MSc) in Public Information Management - Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Master (MSc) in Public Administration - Leiden University
  • Bachelor (BSc) in Bestuurskunde - Leiden University

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