Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau is a tech entrepreneur, writer, and book editor. She is the CEO and Founder of technology and media company Renard Group, and the Head of Partnerships and Communications for Astriid since 2020.
With an MA in Financial Journalism from City University in London, she is a journalist and has written for some of the top business and general publications in Romania and in the UK.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau is a keen human right supporter and also works with Romanian-based Asociatia Telefonul Copilului (a full member of Child Helpline International) in their efforts to communicate with the media and the public.
Founded by David Shutts OBE following his cancer diagnosis, Astriid believes that the value of work is far more than the wages paid. Employment provides routine, a sense of normality, challenges and rewards, and when approached correctly, can also facilitate a greater sense of wellbeing. Astriid, a UK charity founded in 2018, helps bridge the gap between the Invisible Talent Pool (people with chronic illnesses who wish to pursue volunteering or employment), and the UK skills crisis. Astriid looks to find meaningful employment for people with long-term health issues and their carers.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau is the Head of Partnerships & Communications for Astriid.