Organisation of (sports)events. Advice and management. I was involved in the participation of 24 Tour de Frances, several Tours of Spain, Italy and many other races and events; therefore I know what it takes to organise a mayor event. For many years I was a board member of international organisations representing team and cycling interests, it that quality involved in -amongst others- discussions with organisers and their specific needs.
Instigation of (sport)organisations.
The Rabobank Cycling Project is the most important, largest and successful sport sponsoring project ever in The Netherlands. I have played a significant role in creation of this project, in all its aspects. Moreover I was one of the initiators of the ‘International Professional Cycling Teams' association (I.P.C.T.) looking after the economical interest of 17 Professional Cycling Teams.
(Interim)management en consultancy.
As a result of my experience from work floor up to company summit I am disposing of a mayor capacity of experience where it comes to mapping the needs and bottlenecks of an enterprise. As general director of the Rabobank Cycling Teams I was in charge of more than 100 employers, including 50 (semi) professional cyclists
Management and counselling of athletes.
During my long career I have been maintaining many contacts with rider's advisors, managers, legal advisors, etc. There appears to be a great number of persons involved in advising and managing athletes.
I have been able to establish that this can be of added value for the athlete but furthermore that a good manager -who undoubtedly is handling in the best interests of the athlete- can also be useful for the employer, team, etc. with whom he is negotiating. For creating optimal circumstances around the athlete is a shared interest and neither athlete nor employer is benefited when a stress situation occurs.
Looking for the best environment and putting the (future) professional athlete in an optimal performance climate is therefore my main ambition. Furthermore, to help the athlete by offering the best advice possible, aiming to achieve maximum progression. This within a socially, soundly and responsible context.
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