In 1971, I graduated from the School of Forestry and Agricultural Engineering
in Arnhem in the Netherlands.
In the context of development cooperation, I then worked for three years for the Ministry of Natural resources, Forestry Division in Northern Nigeria, sent by the SNV (Dutch Volunteers Foundation).
For six years I was a teacher at the Vocational Training centre for Forestry Management in Arnhem (NL).
In 1980 I was an operator in Suriname, by STINASU (Suriname Conservation Foundation) for two years and sent by WWF (World Wildlife Fund).
In 1986 I founded my own company in Forest Nature and Landscape Construction.
From 1992 I have managed a privately owned forest.