NITA KORSTEN | Co-founder and Senior Consultant

Nita is co-founder of Crust Young and has 25 years of experience in international business, organizational development and management consulting.  Her career has included extended stints in diverse industries that include professional services, real estate and facility management, executive search, and training and education. She has also worked across a comprehensive spectrum of business contexts, such as the design and implementation of new product lines, mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructuring and company-wide business process change.

As an expert workshop facilitator, speaker, trainer and consultant, Nita specializes in working with senior leaders and high-functioning teams to diagnose performance gaps in team performance, international business strategy or organizational design. She applies her knowledge of organizational behavior, cross-cultural performance management and intercultural communication to help companies that want to grow their international business and client base.

Prior to Crust Young Consultants, Nita served in senior leadership positions at AOS Studley. She was General Director of the Rotterdam Office after serving as the International HR Manager for the Paris headquarters. She also managed a start-up as a franchise holder of In Touch, a Dutch executive search firm for women business leaders. Nita was also a management consultant for ten years with FMH Group, ending her tenure as the Managing Director of Training and Education.


As Visiting Faculty at Erasmus Rotterdam School of Management, one of Europe's largest and leading international business schools, Nita teaches programs in the ares of International and Corporate Cultures and developing Global Leadership. She also engages regularly in other speaking engagements and guest lectures at for instance VU University in Amsterdam and NYU in New York.  

In addition to her executive career, Nita is a legal counselor at the Dutch Council for Refugees. She was a member of the Advisory Group at the Dutch Green Building Council, and served as Examiner at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht (NL), and as an Executive on Campus at Baruch College in New York City.

Nita is a Dutch National, she has lived and worked in the USA, Germany, France and the Netherlands, has worked with over 70 nationalities, and has traveled extensively throughout the world.  She speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish and enjoys all opportunities to learn and connect across cultures.

Education & Certifications

Nita received a MA of Culture, Organization and Management from the VU University in Amsterdam. She has continued her learning in this field by pursuing certifications in Leadership and Executive Management Leadership and Executive Management at institutes as Nyenrode Business University and Sioo. 



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