Maarten holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD and a MSc. Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He started his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Group in the Middle East advising governmental organizations on developing their ICT industry. He then transferred to the Telecom industry, working closely with KPN’s Executive Board as Business Development manager for KPN Mobile International. Maarten recently relocated from Dubai where he worked as Executive Director for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. One of the digitalization projects he led there was enabling >1 million blue collar workers to receive their salaries on debit cards (versus cash payments) without them actually having a bank account. Apart from enjoying any time with family and friends, Maarten has a huge smile on his face when riding his 1000cc race bike or when going off-road on a dirt bike.