Graduated at the University of Amsterdam and Tilburg. Followed different management trainings, ao INSEAD, CEDEP and Nijenrode. In present role responsible for Marketing & Research Commercial Banking ING Netherlands. Responsible for Marketing Intelligence, Economic Research, Business Support, Marketing Corporate Clients, Midcorporates & Institutionals and SME’s. Since 2011 Ben is also Board member of Directors ING Bank Turkey S.A. Largest challenge is to make ING the preferred bank for Dutch SME companies, increase market share in a market with difficult macro economic circumstances.