Robert grew up in The Netherlands, educated as an engineer with a MBA from Bradford University. Worked for companies as Siemens and AT&T, before becoming Partnership Manager at Enertel - the alternative operator in The Netherlands. After that he became Engineering Director at KTG Consultancy and started Dutch World Ventures. He consulted on Internet over Cable and did Interim Management for the collective of Dutch cable companies (Mediakabel) initial endeavours into the digital distribution of PayTV over cable. Ever since then he has worked on assignments and projects throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Mexico. He speaks 5 languages and understand various cultures, and has lived in Mexico for the last 20 years.