Deborah van der Linden

Lead Program Manager

Debbie leads our Project Management Office (PMO) supporting the planning and delivery of our rapidly expanding portfolio of client projects. She works very closely with the consulting and assessment solutions team, to ensure efficient and scalable deployment of projects, including streamlining processes and project finances.  She is  the focal point for communication, and is responsible for all the ‘behind-the-scenes’ planning and organisation, and works very hard to ensure that all our unique client needs are taken care of by each member of our team.

With an innate ability to plan and an eye for detail (bordering on OCD), Debbie found a career in Project Management after pursuing a degree in hospitality.  After some unique management roles in hotels around the world, she settled in Dubai and spent a few years managing large scale pharmaceutical events for a biotechnology company.

Prior to joining The Talent Enterprise, Debbie worked with Korn Ferry Hay Group, where she was an integral part of the PMO team, managing complex assessment and leadership engagements for key clients in Banking, Oil & Gas, Retail, Finance, and Government.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys going to the gym and has a passion for all things water – swimming, scuba diving and freediving.  She also confesses her guilty pleasure is binge watching the Investigation Discovery Channel, and is incredibly curious about the human psyche and how people think.  She can often be found curled up on the couch with her cats, reading philosophy and historical fiction.