Eric is a senior advisor on Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, with extensive management and consultancy experience in the environment, energy and mobility field. He has a great political-administrative sensitivity and is genuinely interested in the interests of parties in policy tasks, change trajectories and negotiations. With a keen eye for opportunities to create added value and with a sensitive radar for external and internal signals, so that he can respond early to any obstacles.
Working from the MGA philosophy, he supports organizations in determining the direction and successfully realizing projects that are highly dependent on collaboration with external parties (politicians, administrators, policy makers, residents and companies). He regularly shares his experiences in training courses at the SSE Academy.
Eric combined his academic law studies with environmental science and a master's degree in change management. This enables him to bridge the gap between administrators, lawyers and technicians. He held management positions in government, industry and the energy sector. He was also a member of the Houten municipal council for eight years. Since 2010, he has been supporting clients as a strategic environmental advisor with complex change tasks characterized by a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
As a SSE advisor, Eric contributed to reaching agreement between the province of Groningen and the German states of Lower Saxony and Bremen on a major investment in the Wunderline, a faster rail connection between Groningen and Bremen. The key was to broaden the project scope to include the socio-economic strengthening of the northern border regions and increasing the added value for regional stakeholders. An article (in Dutch) about this unique form of cross-border collaboration was nominated for the essay prize of the Dutch "Landelijke Omgevingsmanagementdag" (LOMD) in email@example.comLinkedIn