Ilja was born and raised in Amsterdam. She is married and has two daughters. She first worked as an au-pair in Athens and New York and in 1992 she started working at Rabobank. During her time there she mastered the fields of mortgage and financial planning. Ilja gained more advisory experience with an independent intermediary and another bank.
Then she made the conscious choice to come and work for Expat Mortgages. That was very natural for her because at Expat Mortgages she can do what she likes most: to advice and guide customers during the mortgage process.
Ilja always has time for her customers. She always feels responsible and will maintain a high service level. Her personal goal is to provide clients with clear advice as soon as possible. She will take personal wishes into account and adjust options based on the current law and regulations. In her spare time, Ilja likes to catch up with friends and family and loves to travel.