After completing studies in Deventer and Amsterdam (The Netherlands), joined ABN AMRO Bank as trainee in 1991 in the harbour city of Rotterdam. Worked as relationship manager for SME in the Rotterdam Botlek / Europort area with mostly transportation related clients. In 1996 started at NIBC Bank in The Hague, responsible for corporate clients covering a portfolio of international transportation & logistic companies. In 2001 assigned to NIBC Bank's Singapore office and responsible for the bank's shipping and aviation activities in Asia and Middle East.
In July 2008 joined DVB Bank SE in Singapore and currently responsible for DVB Bank's global Tanker Group. Leading a team of 15 professionals based in Singapore, New York, Piraeus, Bergen, Oslo and London with a portfolio of approx 600 tankers for 135 international tanker owners with total loan exposure of USD 5.5 bln. DVB's Tanker Group covers all type of tankers; crude, chemical, product, LPG & LNG.