As General Manager Benelux at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), Freek is responsible for all of GBT’s people, clients and finance in the region and has global responsibility for all clients headquartered in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Freek is technology savvy and has a wide experience in implementing innovations. He is a keen adopter of new technological solutions that, combined with GBT’s unparalleled level of customer service, give GBT’s clients a sense of security when it comes to the safety, focus and productivity of their staff while traveling, and give their staff the most pleasant business travel experience.
During his 16 years in the travel industry, he has worked in various senior commercial and operational roles for different travel management companies, in multiple markets, while living in China, the United States, the United Kingdom and Belgium. During this time, he has gained a wealth of experience and a wide network of contacts, as well as cultural awareness and adaptability.
Freek has a degree in Hospitality Management and a cum laude Executive MBA degree in General Management.