I am working in the wirld of customs, borders and global trade. I have done so the last 35 years. I have always been fascinated by the dynamic complexity of global trade as well as the underworld trying to exploit it.
We know today that development of trade is the best way to develop our societies. Trade creates jobs, growth and opportunities for people to rise from poverty. Trade fosters cooperation, friendships.
At the same time we also know that international cross-border crime acknowledge no borders.
Finding models to enable fair and inclusive world trade while at the same time fighting international crime is what makes me travel the world every day, week and year.
My work has taken me around the world, many times. I don’t like being away, not more than anybody else. But the world is out there. Waiting for advise. So I go. To help, to support and to fix things.
My profession has taken me to 169 countries to date. I have learned something new on every one of those trips. Travelling and working abroad is about learning.
Life is learning, learning is life.
As long as people need my advise I will continue to contribute. This is my my life, to save the world, a little bit. My way.