20 years in the technology industry, both in executive and consulting roles

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Partner in Charge, Amsterdam; Partner, Global Technology Practice

Heidrick & Struggles
Management of the Amsterdam office. Responsible for international executive search projects and leadership consulting in Europe, US, Asia Focussing on Technology, Internet and IT, Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace, and CFO and other financial roles Strongly active with Private Equity owned companies
Jan 2007 - Apr 2009

Partner, Technology & Industry practice

Heidrick & Struggles
Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

Principal, Industry practice

Heidrick & Struggles
Oct 2002 - Feb 2006

Senior Director Product Planning Flat TV

Philips Consumer Electronics
Responsible for product planning of Flat TVs globally. Business grown from 50k to 1M Flat TVs in two years
Jan 1999 - Aug 2002

Director, Corporate Strategy

Royal Philips Electronics
Corporate Strategy projects for the Board of Management and the CEO of Philips, incl. M&A studies, performance review and improvement, strategic scenarios
Apr 1996 - Dec 1997

International Product Manager

Philips Car Systems
Product management for OEMs like Renault, Peugeot, Citroen and Fiat
Jan 1995 - Apr 1996

Team Leader

Daimler Benz Aerospace
Team of 10+ engineers at Dornier Luftfahrt in Oberpfaffenhofen. Participated in certification flight testing in the US. Secondment from Fokker.
Jan 1992 - Dec 1994

Design Engineer

Fokker Aircraft
Responsible for design integration projects in both Civil and Military aircraft, with a focus on Aircraft Interior and interior systems
Sep 1990 - Dec 1991

Owner & Founder

TGV Design


1998 - 1998


1984 - 1990


Technische Universiteit Delft