In this section I’ve placed some personal data with the intention to give a picture of my education, work experience and the way I act.


I was Born on January 27, 1954 in Gouda a beautiful historical city in the Netherlands. I grew up with two sisters and a brother and had a wgreat childhood. After secondary school I worked at an insurance company, although studying pedagogy at the same time. My military service did me perform in the 25 LTLUA in Ede. After this period I choose definitive for a career as teacher and studied Geography, Business economics and Law in Delft. During my studies I met my love for live ‘Joyce Warmenhoven’. A few months after graduation we married and moved to Hellevoetsluis, both working as a teacher at a secondary school. We intensively enjoy our lives together with our daughters Jony, Blanche and son Gilbert. For more than twentyfive years we live in Voorhout, a small village in the bulb region near the coast of Noordwijk.

After more than 27 years of working at Secondary and Vocational schools as a teacher, principal and senior principal, I decided to take up my personal development and studied Business Administration at Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management. You might say that Business Administration with its wide perspective has triggered me. I’m now in the final stage of achieving my Phd.