"Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a new pathway or pedestrian and cycling bridge becoming successful and you can say that you were part of the process of realising it"
Hans supports Mobycon’s North American partnership and engagement efforts. Prior to joining Mobycon, Hans worked at the Netherlands Embassy in Ottawa, Canada for 13 years. In this role, he supported bilateral business initiatives and events and engaged with stakeholders in the Netherlands and Canada.
Concerned about the lack of progress in cycling safety, in 2009 Hans joined Ottawa’s local cycling advocacy group. In his role as president, he transformed Citizens for Safe Cycling-Bike Ottawa into a highly effective, well respected, community driven group.
A skilled presenter, Hans has delivered many successful presentations across Canada about cycling as a mobility solution. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteering for his advocacy work in active transportation.
Hans often puts some cycling in when he travels for work or for holidays.
Multi-modal mobility to the next level
Winter Cycling from Montreal to Moscow