2020/04 – present

Social and Economic Council
Senior communications and press officer
The Social and Economic Council (SER) advises the Dutch government and parliament on social and economic policy. In the SER employers, employees and independent experts (crown-appointed members) work together. The SER also brings together various parties to support multi-stakeholder initiatives on societal issues, like the agreements on international Responsible Business Conduct (see website). At the SER, I am occupied mostly with these initiatives.

2019/08 – 2019/12

–Study break–
Completion Master in Corporate Communication at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (cum laude), see MCC thesis. top

2009 – 2019/07

Manager Corporate Communication
Manager PR, Marketing & Communication

At Wecycle I managed four colleagues and a number of external parties and I was part of the MT. Together we have achieved that Wecycle has grown from a non-existent brand to the top of mind brand as a recycling organization for consumers and a valued cooperation partner for retail and municipalities through an integrated communication strategy, multimedia campaigns, PR and events.
Also: spokesperson, communication and market segmentation research and directing communication within a very complex environment.
Wecycle organizes the collection and recycling of e-waste on behalf of six producer organizations for 1,800 producers and importers of electrical appliances and energy-saving lamps. top

2007 – 2009

Manager Communications
After a few years of almost stagnation, I have re-established the profiling of the association by introducing and developing new corporate communication instruments and internal processes. This has greatly improved the image towards the members and the visibility of the organization in the professional media.
NLdigital is the business association for the IT sector and formerly known as Nederland ICT. top

2004 – 2006

Rijksgebouwendienst (governmental real estate agency)
Deputy Head of Communications / Senior communication consultant
Among other I was the coach of the nine communication advisors of the team and adviser to the DG for internal communication on a change management project directed at the middle management. top

2001 – 2004

Ministery of General Affairs
Senior communication consultant
At the Government Information Service, among other things, communication advice and supervision of the brand development of the Dutch government as employer and coordination of communication, media, AV and legal advice, qualitative and quantitative research. top

1998 – 2001

Origin Nederland / Atos
Head of Communications
Senior communication consultant & Manager internal communications


1994 – 1998

Van der Hilst Communicatie (formerly known as Damming, Dorreboom & Partners)
Communication consultant

1990 – 1994

Van Luyken Communicatie Adviseurs
Communication consultant

Education (selection)

2017 – 2019

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (go there)
Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Corporate Communication.
Honorary Mention for Andreas Award for Innovation in Corporate Communication 2019.
See also master thesis page. top


Language Institute Regina Coeli (go there)
Intensive five day individual training course to improve the spoken use of the English language, grammar knowledge, pronunciation and vocabulary expansion. top

2005 – 2006

cooking during training session

Van Harte & Lingsma (go there)
Communication, interaction and management skills top

1986 – 1990

Hogeschool Utrecht (go there)
Higher professional education in communication. Bachelor’s Degree.
Awarded best practical student 1990. top


2018 – present

HU University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Communication (go there)
Member professional’s committee top

2015 – present

The Route
in studio

Coverband The Route (go there)
Drummer of this great pop coverband top

1999 – 2003

UCK meeting at BNR radio station

Utrechtse Communicatiekring (go there)
Board member and treasurer of this association of communication professionals working and/or living in the Utrecht region. top

1994 – 1997

Stedelijk Overleg Kommissies BO-EX
Board member and chairman of this tenants’ committee top