After graduating from the Royal Netherlands Military Academy, with a degree in Military Business Management and Electronics, Harald took on several positions as a Technical Officer at the RNLAF. He ran the Planning & Scheduling section of the Electronics Depot and as Chief Maintenance Engineering for Guided Weapon Systems he ran the upgrade program for the HAWK. At Volkel Air Base he was responsible for the I-Level Maintenance of a fleet of 70 F-16s. After his military career Harald joined PwC (then Coopers & Lybrand) which had just acquired ILIAS. Harald executed several Business Improvement projects as Business Consultant and was Project Manager for the ILIAS implementation for the NATO AWACS fleet. Harald left PwC in 2001 to start VisionWaves with two business partners. VisionWaves was named ‘Cool Vendor in Business Intelligence’ by Gartner in April 2008 in recognition for the company’s innovation outside traditional BI solutions. VisionWaves was sold in 2015, after which Harald became a shareholder and executive board member at ILIAS Solutions.
At ILIAS Solutions Harald is in charge of Business Development. ILIAS Solutions delivers Resource Management Solutions for the military; from Operations to Maintenance to Inventory & Supply Chain to Procurement & Budgeting as well as Training. In Belgium, the full Defense Force is facilitated by ILIAS, it is the core ERP. The NATO AWACS fleet is supported by ILIAS since the year 2000, the Chilean Air Force the past 15 years and Lockheed Martin has implemented it on several cases; F-35, F-16 and C-130.
Harald lives in the Netherlands with his Danish spouse Nadine and their three children Phillip, Carmen and Olivia.