Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Vrije University, Amsterdam, 1991.
Postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry and plant physiology University Amsterdam, 1991—1996. Postdoctoral fellow in plant physiology University Utrecht, Netherlands, 1991—1996. Team leader Syngenta, Leiden, Netherlands, 1996—2002.
From staff scientist to senior product manager Nalco Europe BV, Oegstgeest, Netherlands, since 2002.
Married Anja Baas, May 19, 1995. Children: Rosan Adriana, Arjen.