I am chairman and independent non-executive director by profession to lead the board and to partner with management to lead the company. In the early years of my career, the central focus was on worldwide field operations as well as innovation and R&D with IBM, ING, HP, Digital Equipment Corporation, Elsevier and Philips.
I was a member of Oracle General Management, GIIC thought leader at Global Information Infrastructure Commission, co-Founder and member of the Steering Committee of the first Internet payment system in the Netherlands and board member of the Open Software Foundation. My company is Intrabond Capital.
Before the many entrepreneurial endeavors, my family physically moved 22 times over planet earth. I’ve worked and lived for many years in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Spain, and North America; and for shorter terms, I stayed in India, China, Malaysia, Australia, and Africa.
Every day I learn what cross-border governance, border-spanning leadership, strategic management, and strategy execution means. I take great interest in the political trilemma of the world economy to recast the globalization narrative affecting global markets, nation-state governance and democratic leadership.
I am impressed with the human entrepreneurial-, architectural-, conductor- and director-mindsets accelerating the digitization and transformation of many industry sectors. Never before have we seen so many startups' and scaleups' challenging performance and momentum to lead in the digital age of the new business ecosystems.
With a university degree in molecular chemistry and quantum physics, I am interested in mind and matter in the universe, genome engineering, and DNA reading and writing algorithms. In my role as a professor and academic director of the MYBP board governance program at Harvard, there is enough to share.