Robert’s main focus within Venturis Consulting Group is advising niche and boutique firms on their strategic challenges such as succession planning, internationalization and strategy formulation.
Robert joined Venturis as a partner in October 2014. Before that he worked as a corporate and restructuring lawyer for 7 years with a large Dutch Caribbean law firm in Curacao. In 2011 Robert set up the firm’s Dutch Caribbean desk in Amsterdam where he was co-responsible for the firm’s recruitment and business development activities in the Netherlands.
At the beginning of 2009 Robert became involved in the global Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. He was the court appointed bankruptcy trustee for the Lehman Brothers company in Curacao and responsible for the winding down of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in Curacao, which included recovering assets and settling creditor claims of over USD 6 billion.
Before moving to the Dutch Caribbean in 2007, he worked for Rabobank Netherlands and Rabobank International.
Robert has experience of, and an extensive network among professional services firms, law firms and major financial institutions.
His broad and unique experience in managing complex projects and engaging law firms worldwide as clients provides him with powerful experience-based insights about how the legal sector can enhance service delivery and improve value.
Robert holds an LLM in corporate law from the University of Utrecht (2006). He is also alumni at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where he followed the Diploma Programme in Business Management & Leadership (2015) and the Erasmus Executive Programme in Strategic Management (2016). Robert is a visiting lecturer for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation programme at the Law Faculty of the University of Leiden.
Robert is an active member of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) and a member of the Round Table in Haarlem.