Menno is a co-founder of DIF. He had previously founded Koopman & Witteveen NV (KW) in 1989 with Maarten Koopman. Together, they received the backing of private equity investors to work on the buy-and-build of global, market-leading industrial company DTG, eventually selling the entity in 2002. Prior to KW, Menno worked in various departments of AMRO Bank, predecessor of ABN Amro Bank N.V., in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London and The Hague. He holds a Master’s and PhD degree in History from the University of Leiden.