FIRST JOB Working in a bar.
I STUDIED Business Economics, Groningen University.
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I AM Driven and caring. I believe that if you really want to accomplish something, you’ll go all out to make it happen.
I HAVE An analytical and critical mind.
I LIKE Being in a position to make things happen.
RESPONSIBILITIES Development and implementation of (complex) financial, legal and tax structures and investor relations.
BEST WORK MOMENT I thrive on doing the complex, last-minute work around a transaction.
MOST CHALLENGING WORK MOMENT Dealing with lengthy non-core discussions around the table, rather than trying to accomplish what is really needed.
SALVADOR DALI IS My favourite artist – without a doubt. You think you know what it is you’re looking at but…
GOLF vs HOCKEY Golf is a game that you play with friends – yet you’re playing against yourself. It’s a very mental game: it’s up to you whether you cheat or not. A round takes about four hours so you get to know people you’re with and it’s great to be outdoors. More importantly, however, you get to know yourself. It requires a lot of patience which can be very challenging. Hockey, on the other hand is a team game, it’s much faster, and you all have to work together. I like both.
LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR Bad wine.
I ADMIRE Winston Churchill: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
5SQUARE IN ONE WORD Partnership.
Photography by Jordi Huisman