'I thrive on the energy at Schiphol and am enthusiastic about working with many colleagues on the future infrastructure of the airport. Our goal is to substantially renovate and expand it in the coming years. I am proud of my role to help develop the new pier and terminal. On one hand it is a complex puzzle and requires a long preparation. On the other hand, it is very practical; one day you'll be able to walk through the new pier and terminal. Developing complex projects like these require looking at it from different perspectives, which I enjoy. That makes the payoff even more significant. During my holidays I enjoy travelling to Italy. My wife and I are avid lovers of Tuscany and the area around Florence.'