I have a strong passion for life and entrepreneurship.
Co-Founder & Managing DirectorTyba Madrid, Spain September 2011 / Present
This site has been created by Tyba. As Tyba's managing director I am responsible for working with an amazing team that is focused on growing Tyba.
Since early on in my child hood I've thoroughly enjoyed reading biographies written about those individuals who have shaped our world. My interest was first sparked when at age of 10 I read the biography of Nelson Mandela. Since then I've read many biographies on men such as Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Steve Jobs etc. I believe biographies are the ...perfect intersection of knowledge, philosophy, history and heuristics.
Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance) IE University September 2009 to July 2013
IB Diploma Program in Economics, English, Math, Physics, Geography and Dutch Arnhem International School
Consultant InternBooz & Company Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 2011 / August 2011
Developed a 5 year lubricants (oil) international expansion strategy for a major South East Asian NOC while in Jakarta. Worked between Shanghai and Beijing, while being the lead on the client side developing an HR strategy for a major IOC within China. Worked within a team to develop the foundations for a reorganization of a specialty chemicals com...pany in Malaysia.
Founder & Managing DirectorTwollars December 2008 / April 2011
Created a brand that was recognized by Fortune 500 marketing managers and trusted by over 300 charities. Built connections with trusted media sources and accomplished publications in The Guardian, BusinessWeek, The Hindu Business Line, Finanzas 2.0 and the #1 blog, Mashable.
Signed on 300+ charities across 30+ countries, including: Red Cross & Livestrong.
InternAkzoNobel Netherlands May 2010 / August 2010
Analyzed financing of large-scale sustainability projects by exploring green financing and new uses of traditional trade finance (e.g. supply chain financing). Started a pilot project by personally convincing the directors of 2 business areas and 5 business units.
Directly reported to the Director of Sustainability, Chief Purchasing Officer and the Director of Technology & Engineering.
- Places Lived
- Places I have been
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
The Kite Runner
I love reading. Although I don't always find the time to sit down with a book, since the iPad I am able to carry a library with me where ever I go.
My first love is entrepreneurship and the challenge to bring together great people that create products that people love. In January, 2011 it will be 7 years since my first internet venture.
Ever since I was a kid I have had a passion for technology.
Founder of Twollars
IE University Academic Excellence Scholarship
Chosen No. 1 delegate at MUNISH (Model United Nations International School of The Hague)
Graduated from Finance II with Honors
I enjoy experimenting with different types of food and creating new meals. Also, I just really enjoy good food.
My favourite artists are Henri Matisse, Oswaldo Guayasamin, and Mircea Ciobanu (his painting is shown above).
The Netherlands but...
I have had the privilege to be able to live in many places. I feel very lucky that I got to both experience living in The Netherlands, a tiny village in Andalucia (Spain), Segovia (Spain), and world cities such as Madrid, Shanghai and Jakarta.
Absolute Freedom. The picture above is of me skiing with the IE Ski Club.
Press / Media
Financial Times I am a huge finance geek and the FT gives me my daily education on the world of finance.
YC HackerNews A fantastic leader board of links relevant to programming, startups and the intersection of anything that is geeky.
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion."
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
Thyssen-Bornemisza A fantastic collection of primarily European masters. I especially like their visiting collections such as Matisse and Hopper.
Musée d'Orsay Their collection of french impressionists is amazing but also the building they are housed in is breathe taking.