Matthijs was born and raised in a hotel & restaurant environment, and has worked and lived outside the Netherlands for the last 12 years in countries such as Malaysia, Egypt and the last 8 years in South Africa.  His last role in South Africa was as part of the management team of a small independent hotel operator based in Johannesburg South Africa, operating 8 hotels carrying various international brands.

Before his return to the hotel industry, Matthijs has been involved in different consulting roles focused on service quality and service measurement consulting, business process (re) design, performance management and HR consulting. As he states “Constantly finding new and better ways of doing through innovation has always been high on my agenda, hence the perfect fit between myself and d2o.  I really look forward “rethinking hospitality” together with the rest of this exciting team of hospitality professionals“.