Experiences

ProjectsWorkEducation — Other

Projects

CopyUp

2020 – present

Copywriting Services for E-Commerce

With CopyUp I’m providing a variety of copywriting services (product descriptions; blog articles; etc.) in Dutch and English to owners of e-commerce stores. Reach out if you’re active in online shopping and you’re looking for a copywriter.

Enter Network

2018 – present

Community for Entrepreneurs

With Enter Network I’m on a mission to connect 1 million entrepreneurs. We do this with meetups, peer support groups, and much more. See our website for more info.

Unrestricted

2019 – present

BLOG & Newsletter

I’ve written over 20 blog articles and issued over 10 newsletters on freelancing, entrepreneurship, happiness, and more. All on this blog (and the Unrestricted newsletter).

Lowland Living

2016 – 2017

E-commerce: Gummy Bear Molds

Lowland Living was a brand selling privately labeled gummy bear molds on Amazon. These were sampled and imported from China, to be sold in the US.

All About Chairs

2016 – 2017

Amazon Affiliate Website 

The website allaboutchairs.com provided information to prospective (office) chair buyers — earning revenue as an Amazon affiliate.

Loopkracht

2016

Subscription box for runners 

We created a subscription box with running essentials such as a heart rate monitor, energy drinks, gels, etc.

Work

Freelance Projects

2016 – present

Project & product manager (remote)

I’ve been working as freelance Product Manager, (Scrum) Product Owner, Project Manager and Content Manager on websites, web-apps and software.

I’ve worked for clients such as Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Netherlands), Custodigit AG (Switzerland), Sisu (United States), ENGEO (United States) and VZ Games (Latvia).

Infloat

2017 – 2019

Co-Founder

Built a profitable consultancy business focusing on blockchain technology for the financial industry – Gather and analyzed requirements from customers to improve these new products and was in charge of setting our company’s KPI and tracked these using a self-built Google Data Studio dashboard.

Finhash Network

2018 – 2019

Co-founder

I wrote a weekly newsletter on blockchain technology in the financial industry for nearly 600 subscribers — for 44 weeks.

Ministry of Economic Affairs

2015 – 2016

Policy Officer

Prepared a variety of bilateral meetings for the Minister of Economic Affairs at the Directorate International & European Affairs.

Education

Datacamp

2019 – 2020

Data scientist with Python track 

  • Learned some data science using Python and several Python libraries

 

Scrum.org

2019

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO 1)

  • Completed Product Owner training, and passed the scrum.org PSPO 1 exam.

 

Coursera

2018 – 2019

Courses in finance & financial modeling

  • 4 Course Specialization: Business and Financial Modeling (Wharton Business School).
  • Course: Financial Markets (Yale University)

 

London School of Economics

2014 – 2015

Master of International Political Economy

Courses in Economic Diplomacy, Entrepreneurship, Chinese, among others

Thesis: China as a New International Lender of Last Resort — Chinese State Loans in Latin-America

 

Sciences Po Paris

2013 – 2014

Master Of International Public Management

Courses in Business and Trade Law, Leadership, Statistics, Accounting (in French), French, Chinese (in French), among others

University College Roosevelt

2010 – 2013

Bachelor In International relations

Courses in International Relations, International Law, Rhetoric & Argumentation, Statistics, French

    Thesis: Euroscepticism and the Eurozone Crisis

    Other

    Other pastimes

    I enjoy making electronic music (techno, deep house) with Ableton

    Languages

    Dutch, English, quite some French, quite some Chinese, and a little bit of German

    Currently Reading

    Running Lean – Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Maurya)