Eric Bodlaender (1956) studied architecture and business administration and subsequently held a number of positions in business (project organization, commercial, product development, corporate development). In 1990 he co-founded a travel company specializing in the rental of holiday homes, which developed a strong reputation in the industry. His style is characterized by a great personal care and involvement with both the own employees (about fifty) and the accommodation providers. Together, the shoulders were placed on a simple goal: to give the customer a good, carefree holiday. Commitment and integrity were rewarded with high customer loyalty, partly unhinged by appropriate marketing. After the sale of this tour company in 2016, Mr. Bodlaender committed himself to a number of organizations and companies in the role of consultant, coach or mediator. Since 2018 he is a member of the Advisory Board at DEMO.