Bas Wouwenaar


About Bas Wouwenaar


Born and raised in Amsterdam, Bas still spends most of his time there.

Although they do not delight him, he is a connoisseur of engineering failures and he loves reading about them. Unsurprisingly, he takes a particular interest in IT infrastructure failures. His interest is driven by the conviction that the better we understand the causes of failure, the more likely we can engineer systems that don’t suffer from them.

He started his career at Getronics in 1998 and switched to BinckBank in 2000. As BinckBank was still in its start-up phase, Bas built up its IT division where he was responsible for the entire IT infrastructure until 2004. Consequently, his responsibilities broadened to encompass team management of what was to become one of the biggest financial shared service centres in the Netherlands.

In 2009, he joined Chris’s mission as one of Ohpen’s co-founders to develop the best core banking engine in the world, designed for scale and perfectly able to cope with failures.

Happily ever after with?