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Graduated as economist and business economist (cum laude). Took a PhD at Groningen University on the theory of money. Worked in academia, business, and ministries. Was editor-in-chief and publishing director of the Dutch leading economists policy journal. Worked on cartel detection and merger control in the Dutch financial sector. Since 2010 part time self-employed (Ecovisie), as internal supervisor and advisor.

Part time professor of Pension Markets since 2008 (formerly Erasmus University Rotterdam; currently Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), focussing on the workings of several markets within the pensions sector. Co-edited a widely used book on collective pension plans (Springer Verlag, 2007). Supervised MA and PhD students. Founded the successful certified pensions executive program (Rotterdam, 2012). Studied developments in both pension funds and pension insurance industry. Gives many lectures to professionals about current pension policy and market developments. See LinkedIn for full resume.

Present: tenured parttime professor VU + member of supervisory boards of firms within and outside of the financial sector + several board and advisory positions, mostly in the financial sector.


Regular guest lectures on pensions - as well as corporate governance and competition policy.

Pension Economics and Governance (MA course Financial Management) 2019-2020.

Academic Director of accredited postgraduate program Risk Management for Financial Instutions, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, September 2018 - September 2020.

PhD candidate: Jairo Rivera Rozo (t.b.d.)

Ancillary activities

  • Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance | Amsterdam | nonexecutive director | 2016-03-10 - present
  • Netspar | Tilburg | chair Editorial Board | 2016-07-05 - present
  • Triodos Bank | Zeist | nonexecutive director | 2017-05-19 - 2021-05-18
  • Arriva Nederland | Heerenveen | nonexecutive director | 2017-11-02 - present
  • Stichting KDP (KPMG Deferred Payments) | Amstelveen | chairman | 2017-12-18 - present
  • Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek / Statistics Netherlands | Den Haag | Member of sounding board Pension Entitlement Statistics | 2018-05-01 - 2021-02-23
  • Security Industry Pension Fund | Utrecht | member audit committee | 2020-01-01 - present
  • Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland / Air Traffic Control NL | Amsterdam Schiphol | Supervisory Board member | 2020-03-01 - present

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