Passion & enthusiasm

Over the years I have discovered that knowing who you are is critical in order to achieve success. And that you can influence your environment in a positive way if you rely on your own strengths. This will allow you to achieve things naturally without strain or effort. In fact, if you are passionate what you do, your enthusiasm will be returned in kind. I assist companies in the pensions sector that are going through transition or mergers, and help implement optimisation strategies. And I’m just as passionate about my work as I am about making music. It’s all about striking the right tone. Perfect timing is a must. And cooperation the key to success.

Innovations & initiatives

As concept designer and developer, I am closely involved with SamenLeven, a cooperative in which self-employed entrepreneurs and professionals with small and medium-sized businesses work together to generate a post-retirement income. For example, through regional investments such as housing, care facilities, energy and infrastructure. This does not only produce financial returns; it also strengthens the region. The cooperative is owned by and serves entrepreneurs. SamenLeven Concept Development BV ensures the boundary conditions are fulfilled, such as generation of working capital, a smart administrative system for the platform, commitment of investment funds and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

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Member of IM register

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‘Arnoud and I worked together for the first time on a project delivering the launch of a new pension product for a large multinational including the expansion and modernisation of the member portal. Another project that we completed involved guiding the transition process from the Shell Nederland DB fund. Administration and communications activitites have been outsourced from Shell Pensioenbureau Nederland BV to Syntrus Achmea.

Arnoud is a passionate project manager, who uses a pragmatic approach to arrive at a workable solution in a fast and structured way. As my ‘right-hand man’ in the above projects, I relied on him to solve problems with constructive solution strategies. In our joint Agile approach, Arnoud provides a ‘blue’ reality check to ensure everyone stays focused on our number one goal: a successful and timely implementation. Our collaboration is partnership in every sense of the word. The result is truly a joint effort. Side by side, and with help from many colleagues, we get a considerable amount of work done in our complex environment. Creative, with expert knowledge, and in a goal-oriented manner.’


Gerco van der Wilt, Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer NV