Keeping healthcare available and affordable for everyone in an aging population, that is my mission!
Reshaping healthcare can only succeed if all stakeholders – from patients to doctors, from payers to healthcare providers – have a common goal and ambition. I combine my experience in realizing good and affordable care at a healthcare insurer, with years of experience being a healthcare spokesperson in the Dutch parliament. I know the playing field and I know how to connect the different stakeholders to deliver sustainable change and impact.
I have become an expert in the environment our customers operates. Bringing parties with – potentially – conflicting interests together, in order to find sustainable solutions. Together with our customers, my ambition is to find new ways to deliver and finance care in a country with an aging population. I do not stop when a plan has been made, but will continue to work until a solution is realized that delivers proposed sustainable outcomes in real life.
I live with my wife and our two daughters in the beautiful city of Groningen, a student town in the northern part of the Netherlands. I have a huge passion for music. I love to listen, but playing music is even better. For over 25 years I have been the lead singer of a rock-‘n-roll band with 4 of my best friends. Nothing is more magical than performing my favorite music in front of an enthusiastic audience!