Diploma in economics, Erasmus U. Rotterdam, 1970.
Member of staff, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands, 1971-1973; division chief development banking, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands, 1975-1978; international debt. negotiator, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands, 1982-1988; director financing, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands, since 1988; technical assistant, World Bank, Washington, 1973-1974; technical assistant, International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1974-1975; finance counsellor, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, Paris, 1978-1982. Non executive director Schipol Airport, Amsterdam, Ultra Centrifuge Nederland, Industrie Bank Limburg, Inkoop Centrum, Alpinvest Holding, Nederlandse Waterschaps Bank.
Member Wassenaar City Council, The Netherlands, 1990-1994.
Married Jenny Sonneveld, January 29, 1971. Children: Juliette, Justin.