Mr. van Vliet attained the title of Registered Accountant in 1996. He started his career at KPMG in 1989 as auditor. Within KPMG, he was responsible for major accounts in various branches of industry such as Oil & Gas, Marketing & Communications, IT and Real Estate. By the end of 1999, he accepted the challenge to join the Borealis group as the Group Financial Controller and as such, is responsible for all financial reporting, tax and banking issues. He also plays a key role during acquisitions, in exploring the financial feasibility of such transactions and with due diligence processes.