Freerk has a background in M&A;, banking and project management. In the years before Karmijn, he was a consultant at Rembrandt Mergers & Acquisitions. He was involved in setting up a new commercial bank in Mozambique and he set up the Indian branch for a large Dutch production company. Freerk has extensive hands-on experience with analyzing and improving internal business processes and profitability. Freerk studied financial management and holds a master's degree from Nyenrode Business Universiteit.