Current Position: Chief Executive Officer for Waternet, Co-chair & representative of water utilities
Profile: He held various positions at the Municipality of Amsterdam and between 2008 and 2012 he combined his position at Waternet and AGV with the position of CEO of the Waste to Energy Company of Amsterdam (AEB). He engaged in the development of many national and international activities. He is the President of the Royal Netherlands Water Network and President of the European Water Association and is the Dutch representative in the board of the International Water Association (IWA). He was also formerly president of the European Water Association and, in 2003, he was elected government manager of the year in the Netherlands.
He is Chairman of the Top Sector Water (water technology) of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Moreover, he is Chairman of the Board of control of AquaMinerals, member of the board of the KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Cultural Centre “de Balie” and Chairman of the Aquatech Advisory Committee.
Expertise: drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, surface water and safety behind the dikes, environmental control and wastewater treatment