Marketing Professional

Frans Diels

Frans Diels is an experienced marketing professional who’s worked directly with many entrepreneurs. Born in The Netherlands, he gained a university degree in International Business & Management Studies. When he was younger, Frans learned some valuable entrepreneurial lessons first-hand from his dad, who ran a wholesale business supplying jewellers with gemstones and accessories.

After university, he started a career in marketing with his first job at a global e-commerce company that produces marketing products for small businesses. Since then, he’s worked as a freelance marketing consultant at fast-growing startups, where he worked with the founders on marketing strategies, from branding to customer acquisition.

Most recently, he was the Head of Marketing at Nimbla, working on trade credit insurance for SMEs. He’s looking forward to assessing the entries of this year’s awards to celebrate those inspiring entrepreneurs.