After several visits to South Africa, Hans made the move from his home country, The Netherlands, for The Republic in 2006. For several years Hans worked in the space of facilitating international business both in South Africa and Ghana.

In 2014 he single-handedly set up the IBN branch in Rosebank, Johannesburg, where he subsequently occupied the position of Branch Manager, supervising a team of 4 and building a network of corporate clients and Government contacts.

After having left IBN briefly in 2018 and travelling the continent extensively he is now back in the role of Head of Business Development. His vast knowledge and experience of the rest of Africa benefits the group with the further expansion of IBN in Southern and East Africa.

Hans demonstrates an entrepreneurial attitude towards work which makes him independent and self-motivated.

Hans is a people’s person who enjoys being exposed to different cultures and people. Aside from his mother tongue Dutch, he is fluent in English, speaks German reasonably well and has some notions of French and Spanish. During his free time, Hans loves running and aims at finishing a minimum of 4 marathons this year.