Antje Melissen is founder of TAODB (The art of doing business, Amsterdam 2007), focussing on business collaborations between Italy and the Netherlands. TAODB is committed to promote collaborations that offer added value for companies and individuals as well as society at large. In 2011, the company merged into the Foundation 4Days International.
Antje Melissen was the Business Director for the Holland Pavilion during World Expo Milano 2015; she was responsible for the business events organized by Dutch provinces, cities and companies during the World Expo in Milan.
She is an international entrepreneur, with experience in the field of private sector development in South Africa and Kenya. She acted as President and Director Corporate Relations of the Yente Foundation (2008-2013) that aims at strengthening women entrepreneurship in South Africa and Latin America. Currently, She was Board Member of ActionAid Netherlands (2011-2017) and Member of the Board of inspiration of the New World Campus.
She was the second President of the Federation of Business Women and Board Member of SVE (Foundation for Female Entrepreneurs).
Antje Melissen MA was educated at the University of Amsterdam.