Bastiaan is a seasoned business developer with more than 20 years’ experience in international business and project development.
Discovering business opportunities, and complex problems that require creative multi-disciplinary solutions, is what Bastiaan is good at. In order to bring stakeholders together, finance the project, form a project team and actually create what was designed for in a cost-effective way, you come across many hurdles. Challenges Bastiaan knows how to take. As a business developer he established a broad worldwide network of clients, consultants, embassies, governments, financial and knowledge institutes. Bastiaan understands the importance of sharing ideas or knowledge and connecting people and companies.
In his roles at Boskalis as project engineer, project manager and later global manager business development he gained ample experience with the initiation, preparation and execution of projects as well as with the implementation of innovative technology.
Besides serving on the Board of Directors of Stichting KIFFWA Foundation, Bastiaan is currently Manager Operations at NWP, where he is responsible for managing a team of around 25 regional managers, project managers and officers. In order to inspire teams he believes that creation of a tranquil, approachable atmosphere is essential allowing employees to explore their possibilities providing guidance when necessary.
Bastiaan holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Hydrology and Water Management at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (Velp, The Netherlands).