Manager of the HR Operations, Ampelmann
Former professional field hockey player. During his hockey career he played for the Dutch National team, Rotterdam, The Hague and Bangalore (India). Thijs has a master degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. After graduating he worked in the finance team at Heinz Benelux.
Currently he is manager of the HR Operations team at Ampelmann B.V. – a high tech company that operates globally in the maritime offshore services market. After his coming out he has been active as a counselor for the COC-Amsterdam and John Blankenstein Foundation which strive for a safer and inclusive environment at schools and sport clubs. Thijs is the first “out” national hockey player in the Netherlands; recently he was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper “NRC Handelsblad” regarding his experiences in professional hockey.