General Manager, Delfins Beach Resort Bonaire
After finishing the Hotelschool Maastricht, David ran a family owned hotel in Holland alongside his wife Cisca. After four years of running this business successfully the hotel was sold by the family. He then held various positions from marketing manager for a tourist organization to managing a cleaning company to managing director of an IT company and to his last position in Holland as founder and director of a large Mental Health Care clinic in Holland with over 1200 caretakers all over Holland and 10.000 clients in care when he left the company.
The desire to make a change in lifestyle made the family of 4, a daughter and a son, move to Bonaire where they started their career again in, what David calls his first love, the hotel business. Although still active in several companies in Holland in healthcare and one in sustainable products, he and his wife have managed three different resorts on Bonaire. They currently manage Delfins Beach Resort where they both helped this start-up from almost the beginning of the built of the resort to what the resort currently is, with the ambition to grow the property in the next 3 years from 318 beds towards an estimated 450 beds.