Philip started his career in The Netherlands and has 20 years of experience working in multicultural environments. He is schooled and experienced in the IT world and has found his added value in making the connection between business needs and solutions, not just the software part but also the architecture; information models, knowledge management, process descriptions and so on.
Working in many countries, he has collected first-hand experience working with people with different mindsets and values, always trying to make a connection in order to make the projects run well and to enhance the results. Enhancing results is also done by creating good relationships, building trust and understanding. That can be called the ‘soft’ side of the work. Philip is skilled in both in the ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ side of project success.
Philips specific interests are in Japan and the Arabic world. He speaks some of the languages because of this interest and knows what makes people from these areas ‘tick’. Moreover, he has made sure to develop a good sense of how others see his own culture, the people from The Netherlands. That is why it can be very useful to apply his skills when setting up business or projects in The Netherlands or with the Dutch.