About Pareto Governance

Why Pareto Governance?

With Pareto Governance I would like to strengthen the Board of organisations.

When I studied Economics in London from 2000 to 2003, I saw the film A Beautiful Mind about the life of John Nash, beautifully depicted by Russell Crowe. Nash wrote his short thesis on game theory at the age of 21 at Princeton University and was diagnosed with schizophrenia shortly afterwards. In 1994 he received the Nobel Prize for this work. It pictures a stunning, fascinating story; the film is an absolute must! The combination of the impact of the film, my interest in strategic decision-making and the reflection of the lectures on game theory have led to the choice of the name Pareto Governance.

Shortly: Nash shows that if people take the best action they can and take other peoples actions into account in an organisation, it promotes balance. This equilibrium can strengthen the organisation, but can lead to non-cooperation as well in the prisoner’s dilemma.
My goal with Pareto Governance is to ensure an organisation or team has everything it needs to deliver optimal results, a Pareto Optimum. The team cooperates to ensure individual actions are successful in the benefit of the team without being at the expense of others in the team!


What does Pareto Governance do

The work commissioned for Pareto Governance concerns strategy, governance, government regulation, operating management and finance. Anoushka Schut-Welkzijn has advised the largest foreign investor in the Netherlands, EQT as Industrial Advisor about the Pan-European acquisition of a multi-market dental services platform with 220 dental clinics, labs and distribution centres of Curaeos.
Anoushka has advised the Department Leadership of the Ministry of Health about a new allocation of over 600 million euro in operating expenses.
Pareto Governance has associated with several partners since 2017, GLG en CPI Risk Finance Governance. Via GLG Anoushka advises foreign companies how to handle the Dutch health care and social security system in the Netherlands when setting up shop in then Netherlands. Anoushka works as an interim manager, adviser and supervisor at different health care organisations. She is also available for smaller assignments. Anoushka gives presentations on regulation and finance of health care, helps a dental chain setting up a Supervisory Board, advises a pharmacy-chain on operational management, planning and distribution of medicine and she coaches young talented women via Future Female Leaders.
The expertise of Anoushka has developed on-the job, but is grounded by a sound basis: MSc’s in Public Administration and (Mathematical) Economics, certificates in Supervisory Board management and management training, the latest this year, via Ebbinge, Leadership in Healthcare.

Apart from the paid work Anoushka commits to several charities that are close to her heart. She supports the training of assistance dogs at KNGF and regularly runs (half) marathons for charities like the Rare Disease Fund. She is chair of a Permanent Committee of twelve government executives and HR specialists that scouts and selects political talent for supralocal positions (Provincial Council, Water Board Council, Houses of Parliament and European Council). It’s a great satisfaction to work together with this wonderful, diverse team and to be involved in politics at a distance, being inspired by talent!


How does Pareto Governance work?

Organisations find Pareto Governance via this website, Linkedin page or via Anoushka’s contact details with questions, assignments or vacancies. We get back as soon as possible and call or meet in person. Pareto Governance deploys all knowledge and experience of 15 years in regulation, finance, operational management, politics and governance of health care and social security for her clients. So solutions seen in one field can be applied in a different field. And last but not least: Our extensive network connects people to deliver results!