Stijn Nijhuis

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Class of 2022, The Netherlands
Stijn Nijhuis, CEO of Enreach

Dutch entrepreneur Stijn Nijhuis is building a next-generation telecoms company.

Stijn Nijhuis is on a mission to help businesses create more meaningful human contact.

Through his innovative collaboration technology and intelligent IT solutions, Stijn is revolutionizing how businesses operate. Since co-founding cloud telephony firm Voiceworks in 2005, Stijn has acquired companies across Europe to expand the group’s geographic reach, transform its product portfolio, and provide scale as well as access to new technical capabilities. 

With the formation of Enreach in 2018, the company is now one of the leading unified communications and cloud contact center providers, championing open collaboration so business teams can more easily work together. Enreach’s offerings became mission-critical during the global pandemic, as companies required immediate remote communication and collaboration solutions. The business has rapidly grown into a pan-European company with 25 offices and over 1,100 employees.

Stijn’s ambition is to “Create Contact Magic,” enabling businesses to focus on meaningful conversations with colleagues and customers. By combining telephony, chat, video and mobile connectivity, Enreach has become a one-stop shop for every type and size of company to optimize its contact points, increasing productivity while improving work-life balance.   

Stijn is committed to corporate responsibility and improving diversity in all aspects of his company, with women holding 30% of senior roles on his leadership team. He also prioritizes green choices in procurement and supports social initiatives that make an impact on the wider community.

Finally, Enreach engages and retains talent by being a purpose-driven company. It harnesses self-organization through holacracy to truly empower employees and continuously transform the company’s internal structures from the bottom up.

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