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Berend Smits Transition Consultant


What motivates you most in your work?

Solving the puzzle of the energy transition, working with all different kinds of people and technologies, together creating the new energy system the world needs.

What relaxes you most?

Sailing. Requires just enough effort to avoid overthinking, but fresh wind in your face and open water help putting things into perspective and make your daily troubles disappear.

What would you bring to a deserted island?

My friends. Growing up, my friends and I would camp on small islands. Building campfires, talking and looking at the stars, ‘jeugdsentiment’.

What is your favorite quote?

Let him who is completely normal, cast the first stone. I’ll duck. (Simon Carmiggelt)


  • BSc Beta gamma
  • MSc Physics

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