As a Maritime Officer at Wijsmuller involved with sea towage, I experienced what teamwork meant under tense situations. Leadership was of great importance here. This learning experience enabled me to get a sense of responsibility at a young age after I transferred back to shore. Thanks to these practical experiences and my years of studying Eastern and Western philosophy, I have gained the insight that life is about developing people’s full potential. I put people front and center and support their drive for personal growth and functioning at an optimal level. My core values are integrity, sincerity and trust.