Studied as a Navy Officer at the Royal Netherlands Naval College where he graduated in International Relations in 1998. He subsequently fulfilled various positions in the Marine Corps, including a command position at the Special Forces. His last position at the Navy was Operation Officer at the Royal Navy headquarters in Den Helder in 2007. Robert has lived and worked in several countries, which means he has developed a strong international orientation. Due to his extensive background, experience and specialism, he is a trusted partner for his clients, with whom he focuses on innovative concepts, products and programs in the defence and homeland security market.