St. Maarten entrepreneur hosts Chinese delegation


Representatives of I.S. Cleaning, a company with St. Maarten roots in The Hague, with the delegation of the Association of China Commercial Enterprise Management.

 THE HAGUE–St. Maarten entrepreneur and student Leandra Leslie of I.S. Cleaning in The Hague and her staff had the honour of hosting a Chinese delegation representing 20 businesses last Friday.

The visit, organised by the foreign relations unit of the Association of China Commercial Enterprise Management, enabled the delegation to learn more about I.S. Cleaning, a commercial and domestic cleaning company founded in 2013 by St. Maarten-born Leslie.


The Chinese delegation included environment protection technology companies, cleaning companies and property management companies. Their visit served to exchange ideas and to learn about the cleaning service industry in the Netherlands and how enterprises in the various cities provide public service area cleaning services.

One of the delegation’s goal was to understand the operating system, the daily management experience and I.S. Cleaning’s cleaning standards. I.S. Cleaning Marketing Manager and Business Relations Officer Kimberly Nijon, who also hails from St. Maarten, gave a presentation.

The delegation toured the company’s facilities and was introduced to I.S. Cleaning products and technologies. Operations Manager Luis Hurtault, also from St. Maarten, who attended via Skype was available to answer questions of the Chinese delegation and to explain I.S. Cleaning’s operations and core values.

I.S. Cleaning Founder and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Leslie was very happy to have been able to host the delegation. “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to share our business expertise and success with the Chinese delegates, and to also explore opportunities of working together in the future.”

Executive Vice President of the Cleaning Branch of China Commercial Enterprise Management Association Gong Na shared the positive sentiments. “China has a very large market of cleaning, environment protection technology and property management companies that have developed since several years ago. Recent studies show that China has much room for growth in this sector.”

At the end of the visit, Business Relations Officer Nijon exchanged gifts with the delegation and thanked them for their visit. The Chinese delegation expressed the hope to further promote investment and economic exchanges for both parties, and to pursue other cooperation opportunities. Leslie said she hoped to explore similar business opportunities in her home country St. Maarten.

Source: The Daily Herald