Do you have international ambitions? Then we’d like to work together with you. We can help you to make those ambitions come true, whether you’re only just venturing into international sales, expanding your international trade or professionalising your international operations.
Our own experience
When we ourselves lived and worked abroad, we experienced the inspiring and enriching nature of international business and intercultural collaboration. If you want to bridge differences and be successful, you’ll have to face certain challenges. Challenges that will involve broadening your horizons and developing your personality and skills. Following an interesting path that leads to awareness and growth.
Prosperity for all
New people and new cultures offer new understandings and new opportunities. Prosperity for all, is our goal! That’s why we’d like to help you get further on the international scene. Oryx is committed to more successful and enjoyable international sales.
Our core values
International success depends on full attention. It means that you can listen actively, recognise signals and ask constructive questions. We fully focus on everyone we interact with, and on everything we do. We have consciously chosen to specialise, and we focus on making the right decisions and ensuring sustainable profitability.
We determine the direction and take steps in close cooperation with our clients and their (prospective) colleagues. A genuine desire to help people achieve international success is what motivates us every day.
We use tried and tested tools and techniques, although intuition is our greatest adviser when it comes to making decisions and taking action. Intuition is our compass. It guides us and the services we provide. Just like an oryx is guided by instinct.
About Anneke van der Pasch
“I lived and worked in France for a number of years. And my love for the country and its people has never gone away. I often hear people say: ‘France is such a great country, just a pity about all the French.’ This is something that makes me cringe. The fact that the French are so misunderstood really pains me. This is so often the attitude, even though France offers many business opportunities.
We’re talking about France here, but this actually applies to a lot of other countries too. If we were to engage more with each other, there would be a lot less frustration. After all, the world out there offers greater opportunities, greater enjoyment and greater profitability.
That’s why I’m happy to contribute by helping companies and people and giving them insight through international recruitment. I consider it a challenge to be able to sense what a company or person needs. And I’m happy when I succeed in finding the right person or receive the opportunity to provide (greater) intercultural insight and create understanding. I’m even more delighted when I see long-term happy cooperation that yields results.”
About Koen Mathijssen
‘I lived and worked in Belgium for more than 10 years. And for more than 5 years, I spent a lot of time in Germany working with 200 German colleagues. These experiences gave me the opportunity to learn the languages and cultures of both these countries. This was a highly educational period in my life, and I still benefit from it every day now.
During this period, I also experienced cultural differences for myself. I noticed that these differences are often perceived as annoying and frequently cause misunderstandings and frustration. It’s a great shame, because I actually experienced the great joy that intercultural cooperation can bring. If only we did our best to connect and bridge our differences.
Differences in culture and methods of business can mean that earning trust and doing business on the international scene can be a major challenge. That’s why I recommend that my customers use local sales professionals.
I believe that this is the best way of achieving lasting international sales success. I find it very satisfying to find the perfect match between my customers and international sales persons. The search, the inspiring interviews, the intercultural coaching… None of it is ever boring.
To sum it up, I love contributing to the international sales success of our customers and candidates. That is why I’ve passionately done this job for more than 15 years.’
About Jonatan Buttet
‘I am a born and raised French man with Dutch Roots. With a French father and a Dutch mother I grew up in the French Alps in a very international family from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and the United States. Switching between different cultures feels for me very natural and transmitting this skill to others is an honour.
As a child I was already helping the Dutch in France when they were facing difficulties in ordering their bread at the bakery. Today, I am doing something similar but for companies.
My background in International Studies gave me the extra knowledge needed to transform my nature into a professional passion. Oryx gave me the opportunity to make it a career.
After my studies I created my own company in the field of project coordination for building sites. Finally, I have decided to follow love and come and live with my girlfriend in the Netherlands.
The intercultural aspect in combination with a strong international ambition of a company is wat interest me the most. The work of Oryx revolves around a specific word, “Glocalization”. A combination of the words Globalisation and Localisation. International business with local specificities, that is what I strongly believe.
On a personal point of view, you will find me in the week-end playing the Tuba in a Brass Band, and at night you can always wake me up for a Tartiflette, because I am and will remain a Haut-Savoyard before everything else !’
About Janine Stodt
Born and raised in Germany, I walked the Camino de Santiago from France to Spain, only to end up in the Netherlands. Perhaps an unusual detour, but nevertheless one full of adventures, which introduced me to the diversities of culture. Having wine with lunch in France, the Spanish Siesta during the hot afternoon sun, and finally the direct (dutch) way of communicating in the Netherlands, not to mention Brabant’s conviviality with Guus Meeuwis as my Dutch teacher. The provinces ‘de Peel, de Kempen, and de Meijerij’ are now my home.
As direct neighboring countries, there are many similarities between the Dutch and the Germans, while the differences are often minimal. Organized, modern, and efficient, each in its own way. But it is also these tiny differences that sometimes leave us in front of closed doors when we thought we were welcome.
‘Werk ze’, my colleagues said to me when I went to work. ‘Of course I am working’, I thought, not yet realizing that my colleagues were using this Dutch expression to express their sympathy and support.
But it is those differences that make for the most wonderful moments. These moments fuel my fascination. They surprise me and keep me searching, with humor, love, and energy, to engage people in their quest, to connect people by making differences tangible and understandable.
Do you have international ambitions?
Whether it is about starting to sell abroad, growing internationally or professionalising abroad, we are happy to help you achieve your goals. Make an appointment for a no-obligation introduction. We are curious about your plans and are happy to advise you on the best approach.Contact