Fortrum welcomes Saskia Bijl as Director


Saskia’s extensive experience in the lending and mortgage sector and her impressive track record in strategy, sales, management and operations make her an invaluable addition to our team. Saskia will primarily focus on our Due Diligence in the Netherlands, while Jaap van Raak will lead Due Diligence in continental Europe, Michel van der Sluis will lead all Consultancy and Mortgage Control Framework activities and Simon Collingridge all UK activities with Tony Ward as Non-Executive Chairman.

Saskia’s profound expertise and leadership capabilities align perfectly with Fortrum’s mission as we continue to expand and deliver exceptional services to top-tier financial organisations across the pan-European lending markets. Her joining marks another pivotal moment in our history, and we are enthusiastic about the strengths she will bring to our leadership team as we drive Fortrum towards even greater success.

Saskia BijlSaskia shares her excitement about joining Fortrum, stating:

“I feel very privileged to be part of the Fortrum team. Not only do I see this new journey as a logical and exciting next step in my career, I am also thrilled to start working closely with respected professionals Jaap, Michel, Simon, Tony and the Fortrum team. From the first day I met them, some seven years ago, I knew we would be a winning team. Finally we can put this into practice together!”


Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Saskia. We are eager to witness the fresh perspectives and dynamism she will bring to our team, further strengthening Fortrum’s stature as a premier pan-European risk consultancy specialist firm.

Welcome aboard, Saskia! Your journey with Fortrum starts now, and we look forward to achieving new milestones together.