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

The IM register is an independent, public register of interim managers in the Netherlands.

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Arnoud and I worked together closely and successfully for four years. Initially our collaboration focussed on setting up a new pension fund, the Shell Pension Fund Foundation (SSPF). In the following years, a number of far-reaching changes to products and regulations were introduced. Arnoud successfully led the project and change management aspects of these transformation projects. Thanks to Arnoud we were able to complete various projects successfully and within the budgeted time and cost goals.


Sebastiaan van den Dries, Shell Pensioenbureau Nederland B.V.