Nardo van der Meer (1970) graduated as a MD at the Free University in Amsterdam. He specialized in Anesthesiology (2001) and later on in Critical Care medicine (European Society of Intensive Care (2003)) at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam. Since 2003 he is working at the Amphia hospital in Breda and specialized in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and ICU. In 2009 he got his MBA from the Rotterdam School of management. He was chair of the medical board at the Amphia hospital during 2010-2013. Since July 2013 he holds a position as professor and chair of the division ‘Health’ of the TiasNimbas business school at the Tilburg University.