Frikkie Meintjes is CIVIC’s Director of People and Culture in The Hague. He joins CIVIC from Greenpeace International in Amsterdam where he was the Head of Global HR. Frikkie spent over 12 years at Greenpeace in various roles: initially at their Africa office in Johannesburg as their Organisational Director. He also acted as the interim Executive Director for a period of 11 months during a leadership transition and then joined Greenpeace International. He earned a business degree in South Africa and recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations from the Leeds Beckett University in the UK.
Frikkie is passionate about coaching and mentoring, and leadership development. He was instrumental in Greenpeace’s Diversity and Inclusion journey which culminated in the recent adoption of a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Safety strategy for the organization. Frikkie is South African. He and his wife Riana relocated to the Netherlands 7 years ago and live in Naarden. He is actively trying to improve his Dutch, enjoys travelling ,and is a keen gardener.