WHO I AM: ■ I have been in corporate strategy as well as business, sector and economic development for over 15 years. ■ A dual citizen of the Netherlands and the United States, with extensive work experience in Europe and North America. WHAT I'M DOING: ■ Develop BECON, a global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking, explaining and advancing Blockchain methodologies and solutions. The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable ecosystem that drives the application and implementation of Blockchain in all private and public sectors. WHAT I HAVE DONE: ■ Build out European start-up companies in North America, in both the Internet as well as the high tech (telematics) industries. ■ Develop a nation-wide retail strategy for a large electronics manufacturer in the US. ■ Assist North American companies set up operations in Europe on behalf of the Dutch government. ■ Marketing and commercial strategy for Ireland's oldest and coolest professional football club. ■ Create platforms for innovative technology companies from both sides of the Atlantic to enhance their international marketing strategy - with a focus on Marketing Innovation, Data Analytics, Sports Technology, Innovation in Financial Services, Energy, and sustainable and digital urban development. ■ Co-found companies in the US, UK and Ireland. ■ Organize industry events throughout Europe in the Marketing / Advertising Tech, Sports Analytics, FinTech, Energy, cleantech / Smart City fields. WHAT ELSE? ■ Sports! Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Bohemian FC, Royal Antwerp FC, New England Patriots.