John heads the legal and compliance team of Aqua-Spark as of March 2021. Prior he worked at Sanoma Media, a multi-media company, where he managed a legal team in the Netherlands and Belgium with a focus on M&A, contracting, intellectual property and privacy. Before he worked at EY in Rotterdam where he was responsible as in-house counsel for managing professional liability claims, M&A and master services agreements. He holds a master degree in civil law from the University of Utrecht and a PQE degree of the Association of Corporate Counsel (NGB) and a Grotius degree in company law. John is member of the General Counsel Network in the Netherlands and in his free time he loves sports, running and skiing in specific, and he is a charter member of the Mixed Lions Utrecht Novum.