Master of Science, University Groningen, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1990.
Company econometrician, 1987-1989. Health economist National Institute Public Health, Bilthover, The Netherlands, 1989-1999. Assistant professor pharmaco-economics University Groningen, since 1999.
Visiting professor University Hamburg, Italy, consultant pharmaceutical industries. Keynote speaker Italian National Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Conference.
Chairman local council, Groningen, 2000. Member International Society Pharmacoecons. Research and Outcomes (panelist).
Married Petronella Henderika Van der Ploeg. Children: Arjan Jacobus, Tessa Annemarie.