SLE Global’s history goes back to 2010 when the founder of the company changed from the financial industry to the construction development industry when he joined Veerhuis Building Systems. Veerhuis is an innovative construction system which allows for high quality, optimally insulated, termite and earthquake-resistant constructions. The initial focus markets were the tropical Caribbean and Latin American countries. In Brazil and Haiti, Veerhuis and its partners established specialized construction material factories supporting local construction companies resulting in multiple constructions such as churches and orphanages, hospitals, medical wards and morgues, factories and warehouses, schools and houses.
To develop large scale self-sufficient communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, SLE Global was established in 2014.
Over 20 years of experience in various management positions in the financial investment, construction and real estate development industry.
Early in his career, he started at ABN AMRO overseeing the bank’s high exposure portfolios in investment and asset management. He continued his career at Merrill Lynch International Bank. Later in his career, he changed to construction and real estate development where he combined Veerhuis Building System with his financial knowledge. He has been instrumental to the set-up of several construction material factories in the Netherlands, Brazil and Haiti. SLE Global is one of the founders of the Student Factory.
Before SLE Global, he held various positions at Rabo Bank, ING Bank, ABN AMRO, Merrill Lynch International Bank, Veerhuis and Veerhouse Voda.
Over 25 years of international experience in management positions in engineering, design and construction in various industries, such as real estate, oil & gas and telecom incl. several start-ups.
Early in his career, he started at Bilfinger (formerly known as Tebodin) where he established the construction and telecom engineering departments of the local branches in respectively Kyiv and Prague. In 1999 he joined Nokia and he and his team were instrumental to the successful GSM infrastructure launch for T-Mobile.
He pursued his management career with various engineering, construction and other high-profile projects in the Netherlands, Germany, Nigeria and Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining SLE Global in 2019, he subsequently held various positions at Huawei, AGT international, UMC Radboud and Shell.