After his study in law, Klaas began his career at EMN Expertise BV, where he was trained and qualified as a NIVRE Liability Loss Adjuster and enjoyed various roles that led him to establish a Liability Department and manage the business as a Deputy Director
In 2008 he joined GAB Robins in the Netherlands as Liability and Construction Director for the Netherlands responsible for the adjusters and staff in the four offices. In 2015, after Cunningham Lindsey Group acquired GAB Robins he became the Commercial Director for all lines of business and overall customer service.
In 2017, Klaas joined VWJ, starting as a senior loss adjustor to help expand the liability department. In 2020 he acquired the position of operational director.
During his career, Klaas has gained broad experience of the commercial market, handling the full spectrum of mainly liability claims across all classes before focusing exclusively on major and complex commercial claims.
He has led numerous product liability cases in food and feed and various non-technical claims in mainly business-to-business situations in the Netherlands and abroad. He is also very much involved in factual investigation relating to personal injury claims. He is frequently requested to give support as a mediator or project-coordinator in complicated insurance cases, where many different insurance Policies and loss adjusters are involved.
For several years, Klaas has been a presenter for the Netherlands’ financial services training entity, NIBE -SVV, speaking on the subject of “Liability Law”.
In 2021, Klaas was elected to serve as the new 3-year term Chairman of NIVRE, the Dutch Institute of Register Experts/Registered Loss Adjusters.
- Fipronil case (€ 2 Million)
- Vitamin D3 case (€ 5 Million)
- FC Twente stadium collapse (€ 3 Million)
- Product recall on tins (€ 2 Million)
- Logistic centre fire (€ 40 Million)
- Logistic centre collapse due to water accumulation (€ 5 Million)