About us

Pemota Consultancy is a specialist in consultancy, training and advice in the field of transnational Employee Relations. The company started in 2022 when the Dutch Petra Molenaar decided to consolidate her 24 years of EWC experience into her own specialist EWC consultancy firm.

Petra Molenaar

Petra Molenaar is an experienced adviser to European Works Councils (EWCs) of multinationals operating in various industries and markets, dealing with a large variety of different EWCs and being actively involved in complex strategic company decisions.

She manages the EWC process of data collection and analyzing the information and supports the consultation process of the EWC on intended decisions e.g. regarding transnational restructuring, divestitures, acquisitions and integration, volume transfers or even more abstract processes like separation of businesses through spin-offs, carve-outs or share transfers.  Such comprehensive processes are difficult to manage and require cooperation and constructive dialogue with company management to jointly agree a working procedure and align the necessary employee engagement at all levels.

Through this, she has developed deep domain knowledge and skills to operate in this area and to support EWCs in their general functioning and dialogue with Central Management.

Petra Molenaar holds degrees in Social Sciences (Social economics and Labour Developments) as well as in Education. The many years of training and advising Employee Councils at all levels have created the ideal skill set for her to establish her own consultancy firm. 

In her work as a trainer and adviser, Petra Molenaar has a no-nonsense communication style, always focusing on ’the constructive dialogue’, in order to find the best possible solutions for both the employees and the company.

Pemota Consultancy is connected to a large network of partners, specialized in different areas relevant to European Works Councils, such as (European) trade unions, international trainers, interpretation and translation services, and HR-, financial- and legal specialists in different European countries. Based on your requests she can connect you to those that are relevant for you.