Hans is an industry veteran who started his career in the 1970s as an entrepreneur and front runner when he founded one of the first temporary employment agencies in the Benelux. He sold his business in the 1990s and through his management holding company HVL Management NV he currently invests in real estate in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain (a.o. Frun Invest Real Estate S.C.A. SICAV-SIF), private equity, start-ups, and financial securities. Hans is also actively engaged in philanthropy as President of the ART21 Foundation and KIDS Foundation.