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  • Bar commission at my student fraternity, G.S.C. Vindicat atque Polit Groningen. 
  • My interests include high standard of windsurfing, skiing (climbed Mont Blanc 2004) and soccer.
  • Computer experience WindowsWord, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS,Network administration.


I am a 30 year Export (Area sales, Operations) manager with additional experience in strategic management, marketing, operations and finance. Fluent in English, German and Dutch (native), useful knowledge of Spanish and French. Msc. degree in Business Administration, specialization Business Development. ITIL, Prince 2 (foundation) certified. After setting up a an operations logistics department for Vecom Group, I m currently working as an Export & Area Sales Manager for Vecom Marine Alliance. I have a broad scope of experience in different management disciplines I am analytical, conscientious and have perseverance. I am also an enthusiastic person who likes to take initiative

Work experience

Jan 2007Sep 2008

Export & Area Sales Manager

Vecom Marine Alliance B.V.
  • End responsible for 5 FTE’s andreporting directly to the board of directors.
  • Management focus on Strategy, Finance, Operations, Debtors control and Marketing .
  • Setting up and controlling a worldwide agent network (850 ports).
  • Sales to international clients (3 million sales) and P&L responsible for the export department(3 million sales).Sales increase 15%.
  • Since January 2008 I am end-responsible for the German office in Hamburg. (Project Management and 600.000 sales)
Jan 2006Jan 2007

Operational manager

Vecom International
  • Within the business unit a new Logistical company was created. Within that company I was responsible for all logistics in the Benelux, and all stocks in the Benelux.
  • End responsible for 4 FTE’s.
Jun 2005Jan 2006

Management Trainee/Head back office

Vecom Group
  • Head of the back-office responsible for 2 FTE’s and local stock control.
  • Started at Vecom as a trainee with a process improvement project on financial reporting. This was a 6 month period to getto know the company.
Nov 2004Jun 2005

IT Management Trainee

Pink Roccade
  • I was working on different IT projects within the Financial markets. I finished a backlog project on the local support department of EDS stationed within ABN Amro H.Q. in Amsterdam.
  • Part of a project team that was involved in the rollout of a corporate security system. My responsibility was to accompany the actual rollout in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
  • Certified in Prince 2 foundation (project management) and ITIL foundation (IT infrastructure).
Oct 2003Apr 2004


Vopak Asia
  • I did an independent research on the Indonesian petrochemical market. This research was done in order to provide Vopak with a possible entry strategy.
Jan 1999May 2003


Boga Computers vof
  • I started my own company specialized in computer networking and hardware supply. In 2003 the company was sold successfully. I got my first management experience and accounting experience.


May 1998Oct 2004

Master in Science

Rijks University Groningen
  • Major in Business Development