Thijs joined ONE in June 2015 as Business Development Commercial Manager focusing on the UK. Thijs is responsible for the identification, commercial evaluation and negotiation of BD opportunities, and ultimately for the delivery of deals in support of ONE’s UK growth aspirations. He divides his time between London, where ONE has a shared office with Discover Exploration, and Amsterdam to enable both direct engagement with counterparties in the UK and close interaction with the subsurface and commercial teams in Amsterdam. Thijs obtained his MSc degree in Applied Physics at the TU Delft in 1997, and worked at Arthur D. Little prior to obtaining his MBA from INSEAD in 2002. He then joined Shell and worked in Shell Gas & Power in various commercial roles in London, The Hague and Tripoli, Libya. In 2010 Thijs joined BG in Brisbane, Australia as BD manager and subsequently joined Westside Corporation in 2014 as commercial manager & member of the management team.