Cornelie received her Master of Laws at Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2004 and in 2006 eventually earned her spot with FSSC 22000. Since then, Cornelie has been part of FSSC 22000s rapid rise as a global certification scheme, recognized by the GFSI. Being the Managing Director, Cornelie is the chief executive officer of FSSC 22000 and represents the organization in the exercise of its legal personality. She serves all FSSC 22000s external stakeholders and is responsible for the day-to-day management of FSSC 22000. This includes lobby, attending higher-profile meetings and developing close relations with and maintaining high-level (political) contacts with FSSC 22000s stakeholders.