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HBS-b NOIB Nijenrode Business School (1964)
Regional Sales Manager, Carnation Belgium, (1964-1968); Product and Sales Manager, M/Mars (1969-1975); independent consultant, Business Consultants Ltd. (1975-2000)
Member of the Board of the Fédération Internationale du Cyclisme Professionnnel (1979-1982), Vice-President (1982-1984) then President (1984-1991); President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) (1991-2005) then Honorary President (2005-); Honorary Member of the Royal Dutch Cycling Union (in Dutch: Koninklijke Nederlandsche Wielren Unie) (1994-);GAISF (now SportAccord) Representative on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (1999-2002); Board member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) (2000-2003) then Vice-President (2003-); President of the SportAccord Convention’s Council (2003-2013); Council Member of SportAccord (old GAISF), then Vice-President, acting President, President (2007-2013) and Honorary President (2013-); Honorary Member of the National Olympic Committee of Netherlands (2008-)
Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau; Honorary Citizen of Beijing, People’s Republic of China (2009); Olympic Order (2010)
IOC member from 1996 to 2005 and from 2006 to 2008; Honorary Member since 2008; President of the Evaluation Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 (2001); Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2001-2008); member as IF representative of the Evaluation Commission for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 (1996-1997), Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 (1998-2001); member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1997-2008), “IOC 2000” (1999), Olympic truce (2000-2013), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002); Chair of the Board of Directors of Olympic Broadcasting Services S.A. (Switzerland) (2003-2014)