curriculum vitae


August 5th 1972, Oss, Netherlands

Further info:

  • Not married
  • Drivers license
  • Languages: Dutch, English, German, French


managing director & owner Neue Signale, 2016-present

Agency for digital innovation in Berlin:

  • consultancy for small and mid-sized firms regarding business models and digital products and services
  • workshops Kill Your Own Business: make your business future-proof
  • trainer and keynote speaker: Yellow Park Training Academy, IHK (Chamber of Commerce) education, Deutsche Presseakademie
  • senior project manager: UDG, Jung von Matt and others

project manager, TLGG (Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr), 2013-2015

Agency for digital transformation in Berlin. Projects:

  • Netflix: taking care of social media channels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • Swisscom: developing content formats, Facebook Apps and ads for Facebook
  • MLP: content strategy for social media channels for financial consultancy

project manager, Creative Construction Heroes, 2012-2013

Internet agency in Berlin. Projects:

  • Twisper: iPhone social city guide app for urban professionals (launched February 2013)
  • e-commerce site for wedding rings (development January-May 2013)

Owner Pixels en Komma’s, innovation in media and journalism, 2010-2012

Pixels en Komma’s: the place where old and new media meet

  • consultancy: for example advising and implementing a ‘digital first’-strategy on a day-to-day basis at a regional broadcasting company (August 2011-June 2012)
  • education: teaching internet journalism at Academy for Journalism, giving in-company training about writing for the web (September 2010-June 2012)
  • project management for designing and building new sites: amongst others for de Volkskrant newspaper (, 2011-2012) and campaign websites for a publisher of regional newspapers (2010-2011)

Head of online @ de Volkskrant newspaper, april 2009-april 2010

responsible for technical maintenance and further improvement of all sites of de Volkskrant (comparable to The Guardian in England or Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany) and for the development of new portals. Responsible for contact with external suppliers/developers

internet editor. Newspaper de Volkskrant, august 2007-march 2009

Sub-editor of the website, project leader for bigger events (amongst others Euro 2008 and Olympic Summer Games 2008)

Reporter, regional newspaper BN/DeStem, september 1998-august 2007

Active in various roles, amongst others newsdesk editor and sports reporter


  • Academy for Journalism and PR, Fontys Hogescholen – Tilbury, March 1995-December 1998
  • International management, Rijksuniversity Limburg – Maastricht, August 1994-February 1995
  • HEAO Business economics, Hogeschool ‘s Hertogenbosch – Den Bosch, August 1990-July 1994

Further activities

  • member of Chamber of Commerce Berlin council for innovation since 2017
  • guest writer for Harvard Business manager Germany as innovation expert on case studies
  • founder of (2009-2015), a very succesful and indepent newsblog about the Lowlands arts festival. It’s entirely run by volunteers, we also developed an iPhone app
  • eternal force behind, a personal notebook about all things Berlin

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