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Byborre names Mijke van Ballegooijen as CEO

By Danielle Wightman-Stone


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Mijke van Ballegooijen, chief executive officer of Byborre Credits: Byborre

Byborre, the Dutch textile innovation company, has named Mijke van Ballegooijen its new chief executive officer to lead “the acceleration of positive change”.

In a statement, Byborre said the new leadership will help the company, which has evolved from a creative textile studio into a leading platform for sustainable textiles, to drive transformative impact in the textile industry.

The appointment of Mijke van Ballegooijen, who has held various roles within a corporate context with a focus on customer experience, commercial excellence and digital transformation, is part of the company's strategy to enhance its operating model through innovation.

Commenting on her appointment, Van Ballegooijen said: “It is impressive how Byborre has been able to set an example in the industry on how to become more responsible. Real impact happens at scale. I look forward to accelerating our positive impact together with the team.”

Borre Akkersdijk, initial founder of Byborre, added: “With Byborre’s solid product portfolio and operational foundations in place, it is time for new leadership to take this to a next level of industry transformation.”

Founded in 2015, Byborre’s portfolio includes accessible digital solutions for textile design, development, and production, along with a ready-to-order textile collection, demonstrating to the market how responsible textiles are made.