He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and has successfully completed several business management, marketing and economics courses to support his career. His most recent graduation is from Vlerick Business School where he completed the Executive Masterclass in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Rob has 20 years of experience in business management and marketing of complex technical product portfolio’s. In the past 7 years, he has been working for the research and technology development organization TNO as the Sr. Manager New Business & Ventures of TNO Energy.
Rob has an extensive international experience and worked in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, South Africa, Europe, Canada, India and Dutch Antilles. He initiated and worked on projects with Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Qatar Petroleum, ADNOC, Shell, RasGas, Alba, Dubal, Qatalum, Qapco, Bapco, ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, etc.
He supports companies with the assessment, development and valorization of (new) technology in all economic sectors but he has a special interest in technology that will maximize the value of natural energy resources. Before TNO he was Commercial Director at the Insulcon Group, and he was Business Manager/Producer of Medialab at ATG Europe.
He is also Chairman and fundraiser of the Dutch Rett Syndrome Foundation. An organization that is organizing fundraising events and sponsors basic research and lead development for pharmaceutical interventions and treatments for Rett Syndrome.