Pieter is an expert in airport city / aerotropolis development and in generating non-aviation revenues. He is the Managing Director of AIREA, an Airport City development and consultancy firm. In the past Pieter worked for Schiphol Real Estate, a 100% subsidiary of the Schiphol Group. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol he was responsible for the development (and master planning) of the landside part of the airport (the Airport City), After working for the Schiphol Group for more than 10 years, he became Chief Commercial & Development Officer at IKIA Tehran Airport City and worked in this role for almost two years until the sanctions on Iran were reestablished by the USA. Pieter completed a Master of Science in Business and Urban Economics, a Postdoc in Financial Management and a Master in Real Estate with honors (cum laude).