Hans is an all-rounder in the field of change management. Be it cost-cutting, restructuring, specialising, or image-building: this people manager has won his spurs in many fields. He is a certified member of the Dutch Beroepsorganisatie voor Specialisten in Bedrijfsoverdracht (www.bobb.nl).
Born in 1961 as the son of an entrepreneur in the Dutch province of Limburg, Hans successfully completed his technical studies at the secondary and higher technical school levels (mts and hts), which he complemented with various financial training courses.
From early on, he had been involved in managing the family’s transport company and decided to gain experience outside the company. He opted for pursuing a career in the transport sector and logistics services, and assumed various positions with different large national and international companies. During this period, he supervised several acquisition processes. Having been the general manager of Currie European Transport B.V. for several years, he decided to become a self-employed entrepreneur and to join Diligence at the end of 2002. Here he developed into a broad-based M&A specialist for the SME sector.
Hans lives in the Dutch town of Veenendaal and, in addition to running his own company, is a socially involved entrepreneur. He has several management positions, including the BOBB’s secretariat, and is actively involved in several community-based projects through the Rotary Club, among other organisations.