I graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1991 from Leiden University, the Netherlands. After 10 years as clinician and occupational doctor, I pivoted to General Manager of a Rotterdam Occupational Medicine Department, a post maintained for 8 years. I then spent six years running the R&D and Product Management Department at Zilveren Kruis Achmea, which is the largest private and public health insurance company in the Netherlands with 4.2 million customers. I also served on their Board of Directors during this period.As of 2016, I work for the Eurapco Alliance in Zurich, Switzerland, a partnership of mutual insurance companies across Europe. Recently, also I launch a Health and Innovation consulting firm in the Netherlands and now divide my time between the Netherlands, Switzerland and the rest of Europe working with health insurers, pharmaceutical companies and startups.
Digitally-enabled pharmacotherapy, theragnostics and mental health endpoints.
Giving policyholders access to clinically-validated mental wellness tools.
Supporting personalised healthcare on site and at home.