Willem den Ouden (62), general manager
,, I dare to call myself a real "Zeebra". Because officially I live in Goirle in Brabant, but I often and happily stay in Koudekerke in Zeeland. And not only because of my work ... As general manager, I am responsible - together with my colleague Louise van der Heijden - for the strategy, policy and implementation of Delta Platform. This mainly means that we optimally connect all parties we work with. And then with resilient strength, knowledge and expertise to deal with the major social challenges surrounding climate change and sea level rise. We can use the insights we gain in the various national regions with different landscape types globally. At the same time, we train new skilled professionals who can deal with these challenges after their studies. I am happy when a seemingly accidental meeting, directed by Delta Platform, creates a knowledge pool. Especially if it yields more than could have ever come from the sum of its parts. What appeals to me is that the topics we tackle are socially relevant. We are working on the future with this. I look forward to the coming years in which our team will take on these challenges with pleasure and enthusiasm. "