After my graduation from the Nautical College (Rotterdam) I sailed as a Deck Officer for Shell, van Ommeren and Nedlloyd. Started in 1992 on the DG department of Nedlloyd. As of the merger of Nedlloyd and P&O to P&O Nedlloyd, I worked as Global Manager. When Maersk Line integrated PONL, I became their Global Manager Dangerous Cargo. Besides managing the team I was responsible for company policy, liason with e.g. Grand Alliance, the setup of a central approval team in India and I represented the company in international fora like IMO (DSC), ICS (Chairman DG panel) CDI-MPC aswell in several Dutch fora like CTGG and KVNR. In september 2007, I started a training and consultancy company as described further on this website.