Rutger is enthusiastic, positive, and entrepreneurial. First, he completed his IB at the International School Hilversum and because of his entrepreneurial spirit, he then chose to pursue the BSc business administration at Nyenrode Business University. Here he lived internally on campus for several years and Rutger showed that he dares to take risks by being the only one of his year to go on an exchange during the Corona peak. . Here his love for French culture continued to grow in Paris and he also developed a greater interest in the opportunities of digitalization. After this, he started the MSc Business Information to also develop more on a technical level. Besides his studies, he founded his own company focusing on software development, did several internships in M&A and renewable energy, and worked as a pro bono consultant to help companies in need. Rutger gets a lot of energy from social interaction with inspiring people, travel, sports and cooking. Furthermore, he firmly believes that happiness is a choice, to make it far in life you need a little luck but you have to dare to take the first step yourself.