Graduated as a yoga teacher at the beginning of the 1980s. In his professional life he was a banker and worked for large organisations abroad, especially in Asia. In 1985 he joined the SYV board as treasurer. Later on he was appointed president. He ran the yoga teacher training school for more than 25 years.
Also in 1985 he became the official EUY delegate. Because of his contribution to the development of yoga in The Netherlands and Europe, the Queen of The Netherlands made him a Knight in the order of Oranje Nassau. He publishes a Dutch yoga magazine.