Based in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Born 12 October 1951, in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. Dutch citizen, Italian/Dutch roots
1976 Master’s degree international public law &customary law of non-Western societies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2005 Post-doc. Philanthropic Studies, module ‘’Governance, Policy, Evaluation’’, V.U. Amsterdam
2011 Certificate ’’Business and Human Rights’’, UN-mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica
Committed to contributing to global social justice, Wim worked in the field of international co-operation for OxfamNovib, and in philanthropy for the Bernard van Leer Foundation, both in The Hague. Geographic focus for over 25 years :Asia/Pacific and North Africa.
From 2004-2012 : worked as an independent adviser (as ‘’FILAD’’) in the domain of international philanthropy for Human Rights. Special interest : Human Rights of people disadvantaged due to their expression of Sexual Preference or Gendered Identity.