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During the past 25 years I've gained extensive international management, consulting and training experience.

You can find my areas of expertise here

And you can download my publications here.

My mission is to help management teams continuously improve their internal organization so that they can continue to create and protect value for their core stakeholders.

My vision is that the staff positions at my clients work together so effectively that their colleagues who serve the customers can better utilize opportunities and reduce threats.


  • Owner, MdP | Management, Consulting & Training, Deurne (2012-present):
    delivering interim and advisory assignments; developing and delivering trainings, seminars and guest lectures 

  • Executive Director, Ernst & Young Advisory, Rotterdam (2004-2012):
    responsible for the services regarding Risk Management, Internal Control, Compliance, Process Management and Internal Audit; Solution Leader Enterprise Risk Management

  • European Director Internal Audit, Office Depot, Venlo (2002-2004): as a member of the European management team responsible for managing the Internal Audit function

  • Chief Financial Officer, eNiklas N.V., Amsterdam (2000-2002): responsible for finance, investor relations and preparing the international subsidiaries for the planned IPO

  • Director of Finance, Ernst & Young Global Client Consulting B.V., Utrecht (1995-2000)

  • Supervisor, Coopers & Lybrand, Rotterdam (1990-1995)

  • Assistant-auditor, BDO CampsObers, Rotterdam (1986-1990)


Please refer to my LinkedIn profile for more information and recommendations.

studies and certifications

  • Certified Policy Management Pro (2022)

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (2020)

  • COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate (2019)

  • COSO Internal Control Certificate (2017)

  • Certified GRC Auditor (2015)

  • Certified ISO 31000 Risk Management Trainer (2014)

  • Certified GRC Professional (2013)

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (2013)

  • Certified Controls Specialist (2012)

  • Certified Business Manager (2003)

  • Certified Treasury Professional (2002)

  • Certified Internal Auditor (2001)

  • Certified in Financial Management (2000)

  • Certified Management Accountant (1999)

  • Building On Talent program, IMD, Lausanne (1997)

  • Post-master External Auditing; Erasmusuniversity, Rotterdam (1995)

  • Master Philosophy of religion; State University, Utrecht (1989)

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