We welcomed Louis Mulders in the Netherlands in October 2021.
Louis, why did you emigrate to the Netherlands?
I personally believe that every person should challenge themselves to do something way out of their comfort zone. I have always been someone who likes to challenge himself and grow in the process. I had the privilege of doing my last year of University in Belgium and I fell in love with Europe. I spent quite some time in the Netherlands and fell in love with the open direct culture and the active lifestyle that the Netherlands offers. I promised myself when I went back home to South Africa that I would be back one day and I am thrilled to be back where I feel most at home again.
Can you tell us something how you do like the Netherlands?
When I came over the first time I had some shocks, but I feel that prepared me better for the second time. I knew a bit of what to expect the second time around. I love that everything just works and everyone is so helpful over here. I love that everything is organised and efficient, a lot of thought was put into how to make the best system and in my opinion the Dutch got it right.
Please tell us something about the projects you are currently working on.
Currently I am working on a platform called Novus, the project itself is for small to medium businesses that want to be in the driving seat of their ICT needs. Our platform helps clients in several ways: CRM tooling, Project management, Planning, HRM and several other applications all on one platform. The beauty is that as a platform we can conglomerate all their business needs in one place. They decide what they want and what they don’t want so we tailor the platform to their needs. This platform forces me to work with some familiar concepts and some very unfamiliar ones, perfect for a curious, challenge seeking mind like my own. From day one my company has made me feel like family and looked after me. The people I work with are friendly, open and always ready for a good laugh.
Did the process of emigration go smoothly?
The emigration process was seamless. Having to do it myself the first time I really saw huge differences. summit developers really is with you from day one. They are excellent at what they do and make the process seem trivial (even though we know it isn’t). I could not recommend better
people to help emigrate.
Can you explain to the South Africans who are considering to go overseas how you did experience the support from us?
summit developers is in your court from day one. They really arrange everything for you. They never tire of your questions and also get back to you as fast as possible. They give you top class support and really know how to set your mind at ease. As I stated earlier there is no one more capable or more suited then summit developers. Everything is ready and waiting for you to arrive, a stark contrast to my first trip to Europe. summit developers is really the best at what they do. They treated me like family from day one and everyone is highly involved in making your transition as smooth as possible.