Jochem acquired his BSc degree in Systems Engineering at the TU Delft and holds a MSc degree in Econometrics & Operations Research. Because of this combination he became proficient in translating complex business problems into mathematical, data-driven models and solving these.
During his academic years he gained experience in various fields, from working as a developer for an energy company and as a data analyst for a construction company, to being on the board of directors of a student consultancy enterprise. For his final thesis, Jochem developed an algorithm to solve a complex maritime vehicle routing optimisation problem.
In his own time, Jochem can be found doing some kind of sport, whether that is on the football field, in the gym, on the golf court, skiing or snowboarding off a mountain or surfing on a wave somewhere in the world.