If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together
I was born in 1972, the year of a series of dramatic events including Bloody Sunday and Black September, but also the year of Apollo 16 with her trip to the moon, not to mention the première of one of the best films of all time, The Godfather.
As the youngest of three brothers, I grew up in a small village in the north of the Netherlands. My childhood was marked both by wonderful adventures in nature, and by the many challenges of a family trying to claim its place in a closed Frisian community. These years have meant that to this day I am deeply committed to the concept of freedom as a right we should treasure.
Today I see freedom as an inherent part of me that allows the use of my own knowledge and skills to service others. I believe that the freedom to choose goes hand in hand with the responsibility to make the right choice. It takes a lot of courage to walk the unbeaten track, both privately and in business. I believe that sometimes you need another person to bring out the best in you and that everyone has the right to grow.
On a daily basis I see opportunities to gain new knowledge and am open to opportunities to share my knowledge with a wider audience. I believe that this is the way to inspire each other to get the most out of ourselves and contribute in a positive way to the world we like to live in!
Background and experience
Senior Executive with 20+ years of experience in Business & IT and passionate about technology and the positive impact it can have on society.
Globally oriented, strategic and entrepreneurial personality, with proven experience in leading and empowering teams of up to 200 people. Experience in public speaking and a highly valued sparring partner for executives, willing to change their Strategy, Business Model or Business processes.
Extensive experience in guiding and implementing IT solutions and the deployment of software development teams at medium and large organizations. I get energy from building and growing businesses and working with diverse cultures
As a creative thinker with an open management style, setting goals, building organizations and empowering people is what I like most.
I believe that without friction, there can be no gloss. Every challenge we face comes along with an opportunity for better solutions, better experiences and greater growth. By accepting the challenge and the opportunity we gain new knowledge and find new ways to inspire others to get the most out of themselves.
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