Dirk-Jan has been my manager for a short period and after wards a mentor for several years. I see him as an director with an eye for high potentials and providing them with challenging and motivating learning opportunities. He invests and coaches them in various ways to maximize their growth and thereby increase the success of his cluster and company. He frequently managed by walking around and helps teams in a concrete advise and questions.
Dirk-Jan is a great leader with the right mix of strategic thinking and tactical execution. His people leadership skills enable him to create highly engaged and motivated teams. I worked with Dirk-Jan for about 3 years and I was always impressed by his refreshing “can do” attitude combined with a great work ethic and a lot of creativity.
Dirk-Jan was an absolute pleasure to work for and with. He has been a great source of inspiration for my own management skill development. He has a very analytic mind, dives deep into subject matters, is honest and above all, has a great sense of humor!