2004 – present

Independent advisor in the field of strategic, commercial and legal matters of the electricity and gas market and all related subjects such as transport, storage, taxes and subsidies Active for energy companies, industry and government organizations on a wide range of topics, including valuation of companies and assets, supplier selection and arranging tenders, designing tariff systems for the supply of gas and electricity via private networks, energy tax, preparing information material, providing information reports and publishing informative opinion articles.

1999 – 2005

Co-founder and board member of VOEG, the Free Trade Organization for Electricity and Gas. VOEG actively promoted the concept of a free energy market and represented the interests of the members in the field of production, trade and supply of electricity and gas. Maintained good contacts with the members and with key persons at policymakers, regulators and market facilitators.

2001 – 2004

Director of Strategy and Analysis for Energie Data Maatschappij (EDMij) in Amsterdam. Responsible for analyzing and interpreting market developments in the field of electricity and natural gas, including legislation and regulations, in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In addition to using the knowledge and insights gained to develop EDMij’s core business, this knowledge and insights was also used for advicing third parties.


Regional Director for Southern Energy Europe (later called Mirant) in Amstelveen. Responsible for the Benelux front office where structured deals and acquisition of assets were the main goals. Closely involved in the valuation of the Demkolec coal gasifier.

1998 – 2000

Business Development Manager for Eastern Power and Energy Trading (later named TXU Europe) in The Hague. Responsible for identifying and exploiting business opportunities in the Benelux. Played a key role in valuing Dutch public electricity producers UNA, EZH and EPON. This as part of the company’s acquisition strategy. Wrote the business plans for the potential acquisition and represented Eastern’s interests in political and industrial circles.

1989 – 1998

Fuel buyer for the Dutch Electricity Generation Board (Sep) in Arnhem. Initially involved in purchasing coal and subsequently negotiating and managing national and international gas contracts with a total volume of 7 billion m3/year. Closely involved in operational and technical aspects of Sep’s power plants. Member of the works council (9 years) and as such directly involved in a wide range of organizational and political matters.

1988 – 1989

Researcher for TNO/SCMO (study centre for environmental research) in Delft. Responsible for identifying and ranking cost-effective measures to combat environmental pollution in the Mediterranean. The study was funded by the European Investment Bank and the World Bank.