Work experience
From January 2016   Am writing a book about Shanghai; will be published in September (uitgeverij Balans) 
From August 2011   NOS Foreign desk (editor); guest lecturer, freelance reporter
August 2009 - August 2011   China Correspondent; NOS, Dutch public TV and Radio, and the weekly Elsevier
November 2005 - August 2009   Japan Correspondent; De Volkskrant and the weekly Elsevier; others: Fem Business and BNR Nieuwsradio
From 2000   Freelance journalist
1994-2000   Reporter at the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad
1993-1994   Editor at the monthly magazine Quote
Education & language skills
1984-1985   Italian at the University of Amsterdam
1985-1991   Political Science at the University of Amsterdam
1991   Master's degree Political Science; International Affairs
1992   Journalism at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
     English and French: fluently
Birthdate   13 September 1965

Photo: David Finato