Irene Salemink

Irene Salemink has been appointed as Director of the Business Register Department at Statistics Netherlands since 2012. After her master’s degree in Chemistry (University Utrecht) and a PhD in Biochemistry (Maastricht University) she changed career and started in 2000 at Statistics Netherlands (SN). Irene has a taste for innovation of products and processes and has been involved in large redesigns of complex statistical production processes combined with managerial reorganizations. She is experienced in designing a Business Architecture, introduction of the BiSL framework and a variety of project management methodologies. Irene is responsible for the implementation of LEAN and LEAN Operational Management at her department resulting in both an ISO and Privacy certification. Her department closely collaborates with the Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch Central Bank. At the international level Irene is involved with the realization of the European Groups Register (Eurostat), the European System of interoperable Business Registers, Profiling of Multinational Enterprises and she frequently presents on topics such as Business Registers, Chain management and Data Lakes. Momentarily her biggest challenge lies in managing the design, development and implementation of a Logical Data Warehouse solution as part of the new SN Data strategy. The introduction of new concepts and technologies as part of this strategy is intertwined with engaging the organization in this change and improvement program.