Mats is an ambitious and driven person with broad interests. He derives satisfaction from solving complex issues, preferably by working together in a multidisciplinary team. The multidisciplinary approach is also reflected in his studies, having first completed the bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Economics at Utrecht University, taking the data science minor. This further fuelled his interest in data analytics and artificial intelligence. To further develop his passion for these fields, he then also studied Artificial Intelligence at the same university. Mats gained his knowledge and experience not only in academia but also in practice at Rabobank, where he first worked for a year and later did a data science internship. Due to his continuous pursuit of personal and professional development, Mats did not hesitate when he got the opportunity to set up a new YAG branch in Utrecht.