After completing my International business education in Haarlem in 1994, I started working in the bamboo industry in 1998. Successively worked at Bamboo Concepten BV and afterwards at Moso International BV. In 2014 I started the company Bixbi bamboo Now 23 years later I am still just as driven and enthusiastic about bamboo as in my initial days. Sustainability and preventing waste are main values to me. I live with Leonie. We have 3 young children and live in the Utrecht region. We are both active, like sports, like travelling in our spare time. We both love the outdoors and do tracks in nature and enjoy photography. Family and friends are important to us.