Founder and CEO Inga Verbeeck is considered one of the world’s leading matchmaking specialists. With a history in finance and trading she now combines business skills and idealism to help bring happiness to influential, high classed singletons. The fact that she can perfectly relate to the lives of her clients given her own life experiences has made her become a matchmaker in the first place.
Passionate with a proficient knowledge of human relations and an expertise that enables her to connect with clients are the keys of the success of Ivy International.
Inga has built a successful career at an early age as an active entrepreneur and business consultant across a wide range of industries. With a master’s degree in finance and experience in journalism, she became CEO of a leading international steel trading company at the age of only 30.
After thirteen years of being active in the steel industry, Inga found a new passion in the business of matchmaking. She has become a fervent, skilled and reputable matchmaker and is determined to provide only the best of value for her clients. Inga’s charismatic and avid personality – together with her commercial acumen – makes her perfectly suited for the world of elite introductions. With a natural ability to read and match individuals, she is committed with an open minded spirit to provide members with a new world of opportunities. Because she believes, just as Shakespeare did, it’s not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.
She is a proud mum and a keen traveller with a requisite for adventure.
Spoken Languages: Dutch, English, French
Milena was born and raised in Argentina, she lived there up until recently when love brought her to Antwerp, Belgium. She studied Interior Design and because of that, developed great skills when it comes to listening to clients and understanding their needs.
Milena is creative, practical, and great at setting realistic goals – she will always try to find original and efficient solutions to every problem. Also an idealist, she believes in love and the happiness it brings; this combination of rationality and idealism make Milena excel at her various tasks.
As a hobbyist photographer, Milena spends her free time travelling and finding new subjects to photograph. Always happy to immerse herself in a story, she enjoys reading and movies, and also likes scuba diving, snowboarding and biking. Milena’s cheerful and willing attitude makes her a great asset to the Ivy team!
Spoken Languages: Spanish, English
Valérie was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. With a degree in Marketing and a vast experience in Sales and Marketing she has become an avid matchmaker at Ivy International. Having married her high school sweetheart, she knows what love is. Together they have two adorable children.
Fluent in English and Dutch as well as a native French speaker, Valérie has the right set of communication skills to listen, understand and act according to our client’s needs and wishes. With a natural born intuition and an international background she knows exactly how to detect the right signals and opportunities in order to make love happen for our clients. Valérie possesses poise and charm and is always there for our clients.
When she isn’t helping her clients, this hard working mum enjoys life. Valérie loves to travel and discover the world. In the winter she hits the slopes, in the summer she hits the court playing tennis with her friends. Her open view on life makes this wonderful woman a great asset for Ivy International.
Spoken Languages: French, Dutch, English
Born and raised in Antwerp, Chloë loves her city. Having studied psychology, she established great listening skills and is able to read people. Her passion to work with and for others makes her a natural in communication skills and social interaction.
When having a problem you can rely on her creative mind to find a solution that suits all parties. Chloë is driven to learn new things every day and keeps an open mind facing new challenges. She is hard working and does this with true enthusiasm and a positive mind-set.
In her spare time she loves to travel combining culture and relaxing, reading a good book or trying out new recipes. She has been lucky to find the love of her life at a fairly young age and they are happily married. Being fluent in Dutch, English and French, Chloë is a great asset for Ivy International to listen, understand and act according to our client’s needs and wishes.
Spoken Languages: Dutch, English, French
Michaela grew up in a multilingual area in northern Italy, she was always curious about other languages and cultures. She has a very strong connection to her family and the mountains where she grew up but would like to see the whole world. Michaela studied language, history, and philosophy, but always liked to have some commercial activity such as working at the hotel of her parents or being a tour guide before moving to Belgium.
Michaela moved to Belgium for love and had the chance to grow into account and project management roles. She loves to spend time having fun with her family, going to festivals, hiking, and enjoying good food and wine. Michaela misses the Italian lifestyle but loves the relaxed and open minded mentality in Belgium. Her warm and friendly personality helps her clients feel secure and at ease which makes her a great asset to the Ivy team.
Coming from a multicultural family, Melina was born and raised in Mexico City. Her Mexican-Cuban roots have always given her a wide interest for different cultures and a keen interest for languages.
Melina went on to obtain a degree in Applied Linguistics in Mexico City, which she applies to this day by trying to learn and perfect as many new languages as she can. Her other passion being teaching, Melina moved to France after her studies to become a professor.
Never shy with her smiles, Melina has an enthusiastic disposition and an optimistic spirit. These, paired with her passion for teaching and her passion for music have helped her develop the necessary sensibility, empathy, and understanding skills to be a matchmaker.
Having found love herself in Antwerp, now the proud mother of a beautiful son, she is convinced that we all have a soulmate somewhere in this world. And it’s just this kind of idealism that make Melina a perfect addition to the Ivy Team!
Spoken Languages: Spanish, English, French
Kerensa has a passion for matchmaking after an earlier career as a Executive TV Producer and journalist. Media savvy, she knows how important conﬁdentiality is and appreciates how alienating a single life can be for successful people who may also have little time.
With a wealth of experience as an international matchmaker, Kerensa knows how important service as well as sales are to the business.
Family orientated, with four grown daughters and based in the countryside outside London, you’ll ﬁnd her networking and socialising in London or travelling the globe; Kerensa embraces every opportunity to put two souls together.
Spoken Languages: English, French
Kate was born in New Zealand but raised in the United Kingdom. She has a wealth of international business experience due to her intensive travelling and involvement in international endeavors. She is a highly energetic and enthusiastic person and really enjoys socializing with people of different cultures.
Kate is a consummate PR and communications expert with unparalleled knowledge of the advertising, marketing, branding, creative and digital industries, not only in the UK but also in mainland Europe, the USA and the Middle East.
When she is not at the office, Kate enjoys enjoys cycling, the arts, films and entertaining, and she also used to parachute as a hobby in her twenties.
Carmen was born in the Dominican Republic and lived there until she completed her bachelor’s degree, at which point she moved to Miami to complete her double master’s degree in Psychology. 4 years ago, love brought her to Belgium where she is now happily married.
With a deep passion for the human mind and relationships, Carmen loves to be part of and help with people’s individual journeys, offering an open mind and positive attitude to everyone she comes in contact with. She strongly believes that healthy and positive relationships enrich our lives, and is happy to help her clients achieve them.
Carmen loves life and everything it has to offer and finds the appeal and the fun in everything she does. She loves spending time with loved ones by getting together for a delicious meal or enjoying some quality music at a festival, but she can also appreciate the quieter moments just reading a book or watching a movie.
Carmen has an all-around caring and positive personality and is a great addition to the Ivy team!
Spoken languages: Spanish and English
Born and raised in Antwerp, Nathalie became a salesperson after her studies in international business communication. She speaks French, Dutch and English fluently.
Her passions in life are jewelry and making people feel good and happy about themselves. In this way she found the greatest combination for those two within Ivy International. She loves to help and listen to our clients with full patience and interest.
Nathalie loves to travel the world and is always up for an adventure. Reading books and magazines is her favorite way to relax. Practicing sports like running, snow and wake boarding, playing tennis and dancing is how she spends all of her spare time.
Nathalie’s charm, caring nature and genuine interest in people are what make her a great asset at Ivy International
Spoken Languages: Dutch, French, English
Fernanda was born and raised in Honduras and at age 18 she left to New York to start her university studies. She then had the opportunity to live in various cities such as Copenhagen, Madrid, and Washington D.C. where she completed other study programs focused on International Business and Economics.
With a great passion for personal development and the power of our minds, Fernanda believes in people and in their capacity to transform any situation through willingness and determination. She has a warm and open spirit and genuinely cares about bringing people up and helping them achieve their goals.
Five years ago, Fernanda moved to Belgium to be with the love of her life and to start a new life. She has two wonderful kids and is passionate about running, personal-development, and writing.
Spoken languages: Spanish, French, and English
With an incredibly international past, Anisha was raised in Rwanda but moved to Belgium to receive premium education, graduating as an honor student from her MBA in International Business Management.
After her studies, Anisha went on to work in various companies around the world, large and small, obtaining great insight into different business model. Her worldwide exposure gave her the ability to connect and understand people from various backgrounds, religions, cultures and personal preferences.
After enrolling in a fashion design course in Milan, Anisha moved to Dubai where she fulfilled her dream of starting her own company before turning 30, and also manages various stock and real estate portfolios.
She likes to spend her free time while on land riding her Ducati and travelling the globe. When she is below sea level, she specializes in shipwreck and cave diving.
Anisha’s positive and driven disposition makes her a wonderful addition to the Ivy team!
Francesca, our Italian Ambassador is an absolute delight; she is cheerful, attentive, and decisive. She takes great care of those around her and in her work, she is always ready to listen and advise.
Francesca loves to travel and considers herself a real globetrotter, she is on a continuous search for peace and tranquility; she has an endless thirst for knowledge and adventure. At any given time or place, Francesca is a problem solver, finding the perfect solutions at the drop of a pin. Detail oriented when it comes to her work, she takes great care in even the smallest things, she is scrupulous and thorough and you can trust that she will always be punctual.
With her strong personality, patience and reliability, Francesca is wonderful asset to Ivy International.
Having been born in the Netherlands, Sandy relocated to Belgium at the age of 18 and also spent a year living in France. With a degree in Science in Communication and an enterprising spirit, Sandy has developed successful businesses in the fashion and optics industry, which had her travelling far and wide, expanding her cultural horizons.
Now, Sandy is ready for a new challenge, being especially interested in the human factor and social interaction that characterizes the matchmaking industry. As a great listener with high empathy, she loves communicating and meeting up with people from different cultures, being able to make everyone feel at ease and relaxed when around her.
Sandy loves travelling and exploring new, trendy design hotels and wellness resorts. She feels just at home in the mountains or at the sea and her biggest passions are dancing, skiing, design and music. Sandy is a proud mother of a 20-year-old man with whom she loves to spend quality time.
Her experience and high degree of empathy make Sandy a great addition to the Ivy Team!
Spoken languages: Dutch, English, French
Born in Singapore, Angeline spent most of her life in New York city, where she developed a successful career in PR and marketing for the fashion industry. She had a diverse set of responsibilities, from merchandising to dealing with clients directly. Angeline has recently moved back to Singapore.
With a degree in journalism, Angeline has a passion for travel and possess a natural curiosity for people and the human nature, which have brought a great deal of enriching experiences to her life and a unique insight into the human psyche. She has also had the opportunity to make many friends from all across the globe and this allows her to interact easily with people from all walks of life.
Her sunny disposition and open mind make her a great part of the Ivy team!
Jamie was born and raised in suburban New York and went on to graduate from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. with a major in Spanish and began a career that lasted 12 years in International Private Banking as a relationship manager to high net worth clients from Latin America and Spain. Her employers included Citibank, Chase and Banco Santander.
Jamie loves to stay fit with pilates and dancing and she has a soft place in her heart for the ballet, theatre and old classic movies. She loves to socialize with good friends as well as making new ones and loves to travel and explore new places with a particular fondness for Europe.
After her banking career, Jamie embarked on a career in luxury residential real estate sales and she is now excited about bringing her client relationship skills to Ivy International.
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish
Helen was born in Sweden, but has had an international upbringing. This, combined with the fact that she loves to travel and has lived in many different countries, has made her a true citizen of the world.
Helen has had significant experiences throughout her life, and they ultimately led her into becoming a life coach. She also has a variety of other working experiences, most of which carry a creative character. Helen is involved in PR, journalism, interior design and art, creating moving paintings that stimulate the human senses. Everything she gets involved with, both personally and professionally, is because of her love of people.
Helen continues to apply her negotiating talents, creativity and innovative spirit to various ventures in the business world. She is fluent in Swedish, English, Danish, Norwegian and French.
Lucy was born and raised in Scotland, her great love of travel, skiing and mountains took her to Switzerland where she has lived and worked for over 15 years. With a background in business and marketing and a great love of meeting new people, Lucy has successfully run several businesses in Switzerland.
A true romantic, Lucy is making the move back to the UK to be with the love of her life, met through an introductions agency. She is happy to tell her story and to help make your dreams of companionship become a reality.
Spoken Languages: English, French
Leandro is a culturally savvy Argentine man who loves spending his time doing what he is passionate about. With an intensely international mindset, by the age of thirty he had lived in Argentina, USA, Mexico and Belgium, where he recently moved to after finding love and getting married. So far, he has visited over forty-three countries.
Initially pursuing an Architecture degree in his hometown Mendoza, the Argentinean wine capital, Leandro later found his calling in the Hospitality and Cruise Industry, where he developed a successful career. With his experience and great people skills, Leandro is a valuable asset for Ivy.
A true polyglot, Leandro speaks five languages that he acquired during his international career. He is a master negotiator and is always concerned with providing the absolute best customer care for each and every one of his clients.
Leandro is a deep believer of the laws of the universe and considers that everyone is capable to achieve everything they want in life. Loving and receiving love unconditionally is all we really desire.
Spoken Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian
Victoria is an accomplished hands on leader with experience in Oil and Gas, Trading, Technology, Automobiles and Commodities. She has been successful in leading companies into new markets in Africa with positions from country manager to CEO. She was involved in multi million dollar projects and worked closely with various Governments in Africa. Her passion for emerging economies and deeply entrenched network on the ground enables to bring successful ventures for international investors.
Victoria’s motivation, understanding of client’s needs, and international lifestyle makes her a wonderful addition to the Ivy Team.
Spoken Languages: Russian, Lithuanian, English
After moving to Amsterdam from her hometown The Hague, Emilie went to the Amsterdam Fashion Institute to study Fashion & Branding. She finished her degree with a graduation project in collaboration with VOGUE. During her studies, she co-founded the online fashion community Fashiolista. As its Fashion Director, Emilie helped grow the business into one of the largest online fashion platforms worldwide.
Right now Emilie owns two co-working spaces in the heart of Amsterdam, giving female entrepreneurs the tools they need to develop their business and work together with like-minded people. Her co-working space revolves around the people that rent a desk: one of her skills is to bring together people that form a good match in skills, network and business.
Emilie is in a happy relationship and lives on the canals of Amsterdam. She loves to travel the world, meet interesting people and spread her love of fashion. Together with her team of experts she supports the clients of Ivy International with styling advice and highly values the importance of appearance in daily life.
Spoken Languages: Dutch, French, English