Patrick earned a Master in Management from Boston University and a Bachelor in Hotel Management at the Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands. For 20 years he has been involved in senior appointments, both profit and non-profit organizations. He has travelled professionally to over 40 countries and speaks 6 different languages. Patrick has led international Sales and Marketing teams in the food business and worked as a Director of Marketing, Communication & Business Development for a global non-governmental organisation. In 2004, he became a senior partner and co-owner of IRC Netherlands (Hagoort & Partners), one of the leading Executive search firms based in The Netherlands. His client base includes multinationals in manufacturing, food, pharma, agriculture and professional services.