Born and raised in the iconic fishing village of Volendam in the Netherlands, Bart is fluent in Dutch and English, and speaks conversational German.
Bart was one of the youngest Bachelor of Business Administration graduates at Hotelschool in The Hague and subscribes to the philosophy of American entrepreneur Jim Rohn that "discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment".
He went on to complete the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) course during his tenure with Belmond (formerly Orient Express Hotels) where he has held various positions in Finance, Accounting, and Project Management.
When he's not at work, you will find Bart practicing another one of his passions–yoga. He is also a huge fan of Formula 1 racing. When time permits, he enjoys travelling and exploring new places and cultures with friends and family.
Since joining Arowana in April 2020, Bart has played a key role in helping to close key victories for Alicorn and has been instrumental in the acquisition and operational scaleup of Tembo e-LV.
The secret to success? Be adaptable to new situations, be curious to learn the unknown, and apply discipline in everything you do.
The best part about working at Arowana? The collaborative culture.