Thijs joined the C2C PII team in August 2015. Thijs has been involved in the management of multiple start-up businesses and has an academic background in sustainable policy making. Doing the work he loves is what Thijs strives for. Applying lessons learned as a midfielder during his professional hockey career, his strength is in guiding, guarding and executing a shared strategy, and creating the opportunity for his business partners and team members to outperform themselves.
Thijs firmly believes in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ design philosophy and is convinced of its bright future in the Build Environment (BE). At the C2C PII, Thijs is responsible for growing the Built Environment sector in Europe through outreach, education, and policy development. Thijs holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Science & Policy from Maastricht University’s International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maastricht University’s honors program University College Maastricht (UCM)