Gert-Jan is managing consultant with a pragmatic and result driven approach. He has extensive experience in acquisition and overall management of projects in the field of (technical) vocational and higher professional education in the Netherlands and international. The unifying theme throughout his career has been strengthening the capacity of educational institutes in close cooperation with industry and private sector partners. Entrepreneurship and business development are also among Gert-Jan’s core competences. He started his own business and is shareholder in a renewable energy company in the Netherlands. In the past years he was involved in many educational projects as project director/manager (Africa/Asia). He is now responsible for the establishment of a new ‘state of the art’ (technical) vocational college in Sri-Lanka. For many years he worked for a Dutch university of applied science in different management positions being responsible for amongst others commercial Master courses and setting up research groups with professors.