Senior Expert


PhD (Resources and Environment), MSc (Applied Science), BSc (Industrial Engineering)

Areas of expertise

Sustainable and inclusive industrial development, eco-industrial parks, cleaner production and resource efficiency, strategic waste management and recycling, sustainability enabling business models, material flow analysis, international development, project management.


English, Dutch, German


Dick has over 15 years international work, consulting, and applied research experience in various sectors, including manufacturing, mining, resource processing, waste processing, and government. He is passionate about working with SMEs, large industries and industrial parks to improve their economic, environmental, and societal performance and scale up their innovations and positive impacts.

Dick collaborates with Sofies as an international expert on projects in the area of sustainable and inclusive industrial development.

Dick held previous positions with GHD Engineering Consulting (Australia), Centre of Excellence in Cleaner Production Perth (Australia), Centre for Industrial Ecology at Yale University (USA), African Environmental Solutions (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Roto Smeets Etten (Netherlands).

Dick is a Dutch citizen, currently living in Germany.

… Outside the office 

Dick likes to cycle, run, and spend time with his family.

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