I'm an independent journalist, editor and media consultant with extensive working experience in Europe, China and Southeast Asia. I travel wherever assignments take me.
I am currently based in Singapore, covering the region from its prime hub city. I have worked in every country in the Far East, with the exceptions (for now) of North Korea and Laos.
My work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, online and on tv and wire services based in both Europe and Asia.
Between 2008 and 2013 I was based in Shanghai, China as the Far East correspondent for Dutch print and broadcast media.
My work has taken me from the melting glaciers of Urumqi in the far northwest of China to flooded cities in Thailand, from board rooms of some of the largest companies in the world and labs of leading scientists to the wonder, in 2015, of the first traffic light in Myanmar's Bagan region.
I make issues come to live by searching for the real, often hidden, effects large scale developments and decisions have on people.
For a sample of my portfolio, please click here.
Before moving to China, I worked as a national correspondent for the largest newspaper group in the Netherlands. I started my career as a journalist for the largest regional newspaper in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
My experience on both local and international levels, and across different media platforms, allows me to choose from a wide array of methods to bring a story across.
In 2000, I graduated with Master degrees in History in Journalism from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.