I worked for 25 years in the legal sector as a partner and a managing partner of Houthoff Buruma in the Netherlands. I studied Law at Leiden University and during my career I followed a number of management courses like Leading Professional Service Firms at Harvard Business School. I am an MMS certified coach and I was trained as a facilitator of transformation by Gita Bellin, a world–renowned expert in this field.
I live with my wife and the two youngest of our three daughters in Bussum, the Netherlands. I love traveling and playing golf.