President and CEO
Hans holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Brand Management from Eramus University, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. To earn his degrees he spent six months studying at St. Gallen University, in Switzerland. For almost 12 years he worked in various marketing, sales and commercial innovation roles with American packaged goods companies, Kimberly-Clark and Sara Lee.
In addition to his native Holland, his career has taken him to the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. In 2008, Hans combined his love for adventure travel and his expertise in branding when he became Managing Director of Sawadee Reizen, one of the TUI Travel Group of Companies. He was first introduced to Quark began when Sawadee became the General Sales Agent for the polar expedition company in the Dutch and Belgian markets. What advice do you have for the first-time passenger? Talk with polar experts and we’ll put you on a voyage that best suits your needs. Antarctica is both diverse and ever-changing during the Austral summer. Every month is different, every voyage can be different.
Why should people travel with Quark to the Polar Regions?
We are the true experts for over 22 years. This is all we do. We have the best experts both in the office and on the ships. We have the largest choice of ships, trips, itineraries and activities. We offer a larger number of inclusions. For the trip of your lifetime, you better choose well recognised and rewarded quality and expertise by the leaders in polar travel.