Before Bob joined Grant Thornton in 1998, he worked about 15 years for the Dutch tax authorities and 3 years for Customs. This experience helps him negotiating on your behalf with the Dutch tax authorities. Bob is a leading member of the Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) European and Global Indirect Tax Group.

His current portfolio includes a wide range of different (inter)national businesses, from multinational internet retailers and multi level marketing companies to building firms and travel industry. Developing VAT and Customs related IT tools has his focus too.

Bob is the author of various Dutch VAT and Customs publications. Bob was co-speaker at VAT road shows along GT offices in the US and Canada and currently regular speaker at network meetings at Grant Thornton in Salt Lake City.

In 2008 Bob was a speaker at the sales tax conference for COST in Austin, Texas.
Bob and Grant Thornton in the Netherlands are supplier member of the Direct selling association (USA).

Bob is trainer at several VAT and Customs related courses and trainings amongst other GTIL International Indirect tax training program.

Qualifications
  • Member GTIL EMEA Indirect tax group
  • Member GTIL Global Indirect tax group
  • Direct Selling Association USA (DSA)