Kajsa Ollongren

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Netherlands


Kajsa Ollongren began her career at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. She became the Director of the European Integration and Strategy Department  in 2001 and Deputy Director-General for Economic Policy in 2005.  Ms Ollongren was appointed Deputy Secretary-General at the Ministry of General Affairs in 2007 and Secretary-General in 2011.

In 2014 Ms Ollongren became deputy mayor of Amsterdam and a member of the municipal executive for Democrats ’66 (D66) with responsibility for economic affairs,  Schiphol airport, the Port of Amsterdam, monuments, culture and the arts, local media, municipal shareholdings and the city centre.

On 26 October 2017 Kajsa Ollongren was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the third Rutte government.


Party political positions and outside activities

Kajsa Ollongren was a candidate for D66 in the 2006 parliamentary elections.

She has also been a member of the advisory boards of the international bachelor programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), and the Marker Wadden nature restoration project carried out by the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation and Rijkswaterstaat. She was also a board member of the Els Borst Network which supports and empowers women.

Peter van der Vliet

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan

Peter van der Vliet has been the Dutch ambassador to Japan since August 2019. Earlier, he was Director for Multilateral Organizations and Human Rights at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and SDG negotiator. He was posted in The Hague, Geneva, New Delhi, Amman, and New York.

Coen van Oostrom

Founder & CEO, EDGE

Coen van Oostrom is Founder & CEO of EDGE, a global leader in tech-enabled, sustainable & healthy building development. EDGE is an OVG Real Estate company, which Coen founded in 1997. OVG’s portfolio consists of more than a million square meters of development in The Netherlands, Germany and United States. Coen aims to radicalize sustainability through powerful innovations and seeks to effect further change in infrastructure and urban development, while drawing inspiration from global leaders. Galvanized by a meeting with Al Gore and his climate change documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Coen became convinced of the green promise of untapped technologies, making it the company’s mission to deliver new standards of tech-driven responsible urban office development.

To bring his vision for a better world forward in the built environment, Coen is Young Global Leader mentor of the Amsterdam Hub of Global Shapers, Co-Chair of the Real Estate Governors at the World Economic Forum, Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and on the Board of the Urban Land Institute Europe. In the past, Coen has been active on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Stichting Sophia Kinderziekenhuis Fonds, on the supervisory Board of the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest and as Chairman of the Veerhavenconcert.

Bartjan Zoetmulder - Loyens & Loeff

Tax Partner Investment Management / Real Estate and Co-Head of Japan Desk

Bartjan R. Zoetmulder, tax partner in Loyens & Loeff’s investment management practice group, is an active member of the real estate team, heads the Central and Eastern Europe team and co-head of the Japan Desk.

Bartjan has focused his expertise in international tax matters to the real estate market, with a specific emphasis on tax structuring of investments in and from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as for investments in Dutch property. In this capacity, he serves mainly foreign clients, such as US, Asian and European real estate investors and developers, although Dutch real estate enterprises are also among his clientele.

Bartjan worked at the Tokyo office from 1995 to 1998 and was responsible for Loyens & Loeff’s Japanese practice in 2012 and 2013. He has ever since been involved in Japan-Netherlands relations.

Besides tax partner Loyens & Loeff, Bartjan is chairman of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) since 21 June 2018. Bartjan was already a board member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) from 2008 – 2016, where he was chairman of the International Tax Affairs committee. Until December 2017 he also chaired NOB’s Dutch Investment Climate Committee (Kerngroep Nederland Investeringsland). In addition, he is board member of Dujat (Dutch-Japanese Trade Federation) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and NAREIT. He is a much sought-after guest speaker and writer on cross border investments, tax policy and other topics that fall within his field of expertise.

Hideto Arai

Daiwa House Europe B.V. / Chief Financial Officer

He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Daiwa House Europe since January 2021.
He Joined Daiwa House Industry co., Ltd.  in November 2019 as a member of M&A team and in charge of Jan Snel acquisition.
Before joining Daiwa House, he worked at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Cooperation more than 30 years as a commercial and investment banker.
After that he experienced real estate business as an executive officer of investment division at one of the largest developers in Japan for several years.

Richard Brinkman

CFO, Daiwa House Modular Europe

Richard is the CFO Of Daiwa House Modular Europe.

Richard studied economics at the University of Amsterdam. After completing his studies, he started his career at Arthur Andersen as a Certified Public Accountant.

During his career, Richard worked for various types of companies. He worked for multinationals (Unilever), portfolio companies of private equity firms (Bencis and Parcom) and family owed business (Otto workforce and Jan Snel).

Richard has a wide range of experience in different areas of Finance, Procurement, ICT, M&A, Restructuring, Strategy and General Management. As a former athlete (Dutch national field hockey team), Richard understands the importance of building a strong team and developing and motivating people to ensure that goals are successfully achieved.

Jeroen Bokhoven, Ph.D. - Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) | オランダ経済・気候政策省 企業誘致局 駐日代表部 | オランダ王国大使館

Executive Director for Japan
駐日代表 ヨルン ボクホベン

After obtaining a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology in Japan in 2002, Jeroen started his working career for Organon Japan in Osaka and moved on to MSD Japan in various sales related managerial positions.

In 2016 he started working as a Project Manager for the NFIA in Osaka, moving on to his current position of Executive Director for Japan in Tokyo in 2018.

Diederik Dam

Principal, Dam & Partners Architecten

Diederik Dam, a third generation architect, passionately leads Amsterdam based Dam & Partners Architecten. Dam joined the firm that was founded in 1962 by his father prof. Cees Dam, after completing his studies at the Delft University of Technology in 1993.

Highlights in his oeuvre include the award-winning European Patent Office in collaboration with Ateliers Jean Nouvel, sustainable office development Eneco Headquarters and currently Holland’s tallest building De Maastoren. Residential high-rise De Zalmhaven is scheduled to be completed in 2022 and will set a new record in The Netherlands with a height of 215 meters.

Dam has lectured at numerous universities and institutes, including Delft University of Technology. He was member of the board of the Dutch Urban Land Institute and member of the board of the Architecura et Amicita society.

Nami Hayata

Head of Global Team, PropTech JAPAN / GA technologies, PR Manager

Head of Global team in PropTech JAPAN also working as PR manager in Japanese PropTech company GA technologies.

Grew up in Thailand, NZ, Australia intotal 12 years, after graduating from Assumption University of Thailand Public Relation department

came back to Japan and started a career as PR. Joined in the real estate industry in 2020,  since then actively working as a member of PropTech JAPAN community such as organizing PropTech events with international communities.

Kazuki Inoue

Marketing Department D Project Manager, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

He has been the Manager of Marketing Department since October 2018.

He Joined Daiwa House Industry co., Ltd. in April 1986., and experienced at Urawa branch, Utsunomiya branch, Tokyo

Marco Hekman - CBRE

Divisional President, Advisory Services, Continental Europe; CEO CBRE Netherlands

Marco Hekman is the Divisional President for CBRE’s Advisory Services business in Continental Europe and CEO of CBRE in The Netherlands.

He is responsible for CBRE’s operations in 22 countries across the region and works with our country leadership on enhancing our client offering and furthering our strategic goal of becoming a truly world class organization.

Marco has been with CBRE for over 30 years. He was appointed to his current role – Divisional President, Advisory Services, Continental Europe in 2019. Prior to that he was CBRE’s Managing Director of Continental Europe since 2015. During his tenure he has overseen several mergers and acquisitions and significant organic growth across the region.

He also holds the position of CEO of CBRE in The Netherlands and has been the driving force in leading the company’s strong performance and expansion.

Marco has a long track record, in depth insights and expertise in the European real estate capital markets and international capital flows advising investors, financiers and lessees on real estate portfolio investment strategies and transactional activity. In his former role of Chairman of EMEA Capital Markets, he expanded his network, knowledge and influence for contacts throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

• Strategic advisor and sparring partner for international investors
• Coaches pitch and project teams on strategy and a tailored
approach for the client
• Establishes links within his international network to achieve the best result for the client
• Up-to-date knowledge of trends and players in the property markets of EMEA, Asia and North America
• Knows the backgrounds, effect and opportunities of the international capital flows
• Very experienced advisor for investment strategies of property portfolios
• Astute observer, quickly develops valuable insights

Jurrian Knijtijzer

Founder & Managing Director, Finch Buildings

Jurrian is an architect and founder of Finch Buildings. Finch Buildings makes healthy, sustainable real estate that is as flexible as Lego. Finch Buildings develops and build wooden modular buildings, which can be adapted to surroundings and circumstances. From residential to hotels and from care to offices, the modular system enables us to construct different kinds of buildings all based on one particular circular module. The three main unique selling points are: extreme sustainability, un-compromised health for it’s users and endless flexibility.

As a conceptual thinker Jurrian brings sustainability, health and architecture not only verbally at a higher level but also in practice, in which he gives answers to pressing questions from society. He shakes people up by returning to the origins of architecture and the importance of sustainability, which he interprets much broader than with energy savings only. One of his motivations is the belief in a cleaner and better (construction) world. He no longer wants to build on vacancy and waste

Martin Prins - The Flow Technologies

CTO and Smart Lead

As Project director for The Flow Houthavens in 2018 and nowadays the co-founder and Smart Lead of The Flow Technologies (TFT), Martin oversees the technology aspects of TFT’s business and integration with PropTech Solution Providers.

Once the youngest IT Manager in a NASDAQ listed company called Compaq Computer Corporation, where he gained extensive ICT Infrastructure and Information management skills and earned promotions to senior manager (ICT Director for the largest 7 countries in Europe)

On the international VP track, Martin found himself intrigued by the “world” of ICT within the Telecommunications branch, especially the later, when offered a global CIO position with Worldport, he had the opportunity to combine his interest in ICT with high volume transactions and responsibilities in critical business environments.  After the sale of its Dutch subsidiary called Enertel to Energis plc(FTSE100 listed), Martin had the chance to apply his information technology, and sales skills to setting up Energis’ data centre businesses in Amsterdam (Aalsmeer) and Frankfurt. He led Sales and Operations holding an annual 25 million budget. Within less than two years, he had steered his team in building €40 million in (V)ISP Hosting deals in two countries, while ensuring a 24X7, 99.999% reliability environment. Nowadays called Cloud Services.

In 2003, he led the complete turn-around for Enertel N.V., after which he was part of a successful MBO. He left and was appointed by Greenfield Capital (a major investor in both Enertel and Telfort), to the board of Telfort in the Netherlands in order to build an MDC (Mobile Data Company) in collaboration with Alcatel Lucent.  Martin also advised on potential technology investments. It was in this context that he identified a technology investment with a global new Vendor that produced 100% ROI in just six months for the Telfort shareholders.

Martin moved on as the MD of a start-up company, leading an IP Centrex architecture development for an industry-first VOIP company called CentrIP. There he was instrumental in bringing it from concept to market in just 12 months. The company was ultimately sold to Detron ICT & Telecom Group, where it was merged into a company called EspritXB, taking in revenues up to €30 million. He served as the COO for EspritXB to complete the merger.

After that Martin was the CEO of The Datacenter Group BV.  He was involved in driving both acquisition and organic growth strategies as a member of the executive team that enabled the company to build a future generation Data centre in the Delft (Technical University) area. The company is now being recognised as one of the finest data centre companies in the Netherlands called NorthC.

For UkkoMobile The first EU wide MVNO, Martin as a cofounder was The COO and responsible for setup and rollout of Wholesale Mobile Broadband partner deals in 11 countries. On track to kick start this company that owned the Technology to release mobile data end user from international roaming costs, the company was stopped due to EU regulations concerning roaming costs.

Reasonnet BV was just ramping up it’s first Business Cloud Server business in 2012 when Martin Joined as their COO. He led the Operational Excellence programs. When the company was merged in 2015 with Sentia, the companies pursued a buy and build strategy and in just 5 years the company had grown into a Benelux and Denmark based business, – from €9 to +€100 million, Martin held the COO and international Strategic Alliances role at the time he left in 2017.

Martin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Technical Computer Science and Business Administration from one of the nation’s top polytechnic schools.

Today, Martin Prins resides in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) with his wife and their two children, next to his Smart Lead role in TFT he is a Quartermaster in the South Netherlands region for international ICT Business, chairs a small cultural foundation, he enjoys Surinam as second country and loves to play a round of squash.

Kazuya Sawamoto

Daiwa House Europe B.V. (The Netherlands) CEO / Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan) General manager, Europe Business Dept. Overseas Business Div.

CEO of Daiwa House Europe B.V. since January, 2021
Joined Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. In March, 2002
2007-2009 The chief representative of Hanoi representative office in Hanoi, S.R.Vietnam.
2011-2014 President and Executive Director of Daiwa House WUXI Real Estate Development, WUXI, P.R.China
He has been working at a Japanese trading firm (15 years) before joining Daiwa House group.

Wouter Truffino, Founder & CEO, Holland ConTech & PropTech

Wouter is seen as a one of the worlds’ leading thought leaders in PropTech. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded Global PropTech as well as Holland ConTech & PropTech. He also co-founded Smart Building Certification in 2020.  Global PropTech brings together innovative corporate real estate companies and top-notch PropTech companies on a global scale to facilitate joining forces and the embracement of technology in order to create a better built environment. Holland ConTech & PropTech is a successful innovation ecosystem for the Dutch real estate and construction sector with more than 200 members. During the MIPIM PropTech New York 2019, Holland ConTech & PropTech was awarded as Top Association by MetaProp NYC.

Nicholas White

Co-Founder, Head of Strategy and Operations, Smart Building Certification

Nicholas is one of the three Co Founders of the Smart Building Certification which was founded in February 2020 as an initiative to establish an honest and independent platform that appraises buildings all around the globe on the basis of how smart they are. Nicholas’s background has always been at the intersection between technology and business where human interaction, organizational culture & change impacts the effectiveness and outcomes of their applications. Smart Building Certification is as much about transformation as it is the common definition.