"I like calculations and chess; I've been passionate about mathematics since I was a kid. Combine that with a healthy interest in civil structures in or close to the water, and it's really no surprise I went on to tackle Civil Engineering in Construction studies at Ghent University. Initially, I was especially fascinated by civil constructions such as bridges, quay walls and locks. Later on, that fascination gradually shifted to offshore structures, which led me to choose "dredging and offshore" as major in my Master studies."
"Having been bitten by that bug and aware of the international renown of Jan De Nul, my choice was a no-brainer. I didn't really go for a specific function, but picked the company itself and trusted my inner quest for offshore structures knowledge. And let me assure you: I haven't regretted my decision for a single minute. Quite the contrary, actually."