Student, University Utrecht, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Law, University Leiden, 1994.
Researcher administrative agencies University Utrecht, 1979-1982. Legislation adviser Government of Aruba, 1982-1985. Lecturer law and administration Caribbean University, Leiden, since 1985.
Legal adviser governor agencies and law firms, Leiden, since 1985.
Married Margaretha Sara Jeannet van der Velde, September 29, 1982. Children: Tessa Manon.