Bachelor of Science, Larenstein, Velp, The Netherlands, 1990. Degree, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1993. Master of Business Administration, Stirling (Scotland) University, 1996.
Real estate manager Friese Mij, Leenwarden, The Netherlands, 1988-1990. Teaching assistant Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1990-1992. Economist International Potato Center, Lima, Peru, 1993-1994.
Business consultant CAROS International, Dundee, Scotland, 1993-1994. Agricultural economist Strategic Air Command, Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1994. Marketing director Potato Products International, Ltd., Gilroy, California.
Consultant Genesee Investment, Seattle, 1996, Southeast-Growers, Haddington, United Kingdom, since 1994, SAC-International, Edinburgh, since 1994.
Member European Association Agricultural Economists, Agricultural Economics Society, European Association Potato Research (Young Scientist award 1996).