Michael is a well-rounded (figuratively and literally) international professional, with broad managerial experience covering complex commercial deals, technical concept selection, social-environmental performance, and integration of them all. His integrative leadership skills have been proven across geographies and cultures. He has lived and worked in Australia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Before Covid-19, he enjoyed traveling for business and especially pleasure. He has visited 47 countries and regions across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania, Africa, and Antarctica. The diversity of culture and people across the globe has been of great interest to Michael.  

As he builds a solid career in an international energy company, his personal interests span from climate change, energy transition, sustainability, governance, socio-political issues, history, music, and most of all: gastronomic pleasures and the wines and whiskeys that go along with them.

To satisfy his on-going curiosity, and perhaps also s a result of a generous consumption of the water of life, he decided to pursue a part-time PhD program at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University ( or on top of a full-time dayjob.

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    The MP Library holds an accessible collection of writings ranging from socio-political concerns, energy transition, climate change, to casual contemplations. Just about anything, really.

    Most of these writings are original works that reflect personal perspectives, views, and thoughts on the various matters unless noted otherwise.

    Feedbacks, critics, suggestions, and even requests are welcome. After all: we think, therefore we are. Have a pleasant one!