Bert van Delft

Director Operations

Bert van Delft

Director Operations

“The most dangerous phrase in our language is: “We’ve always done it this way”

Bert was already trading shares while at school, so joining the back-office of Kas-Associatie in 1996 – where he had the opportunity to learn more about the securities business – was a logical start of his working life.  After 3 years, he moved to the London office to set up their local back-office and a Client Services team. After 9 years, he moved to Deutsche Bank in a pan-European environment, and later on he joined Euroclear Netherlands. The move to BinckBank meant a change from the infrastructural and wholesale business to the retail space (that part was still missing in the chain) and got the opportunity to learn a lot in a rapidly changing consumer world.

Working with a group of highly motivated and skilled people in an environment that allows for creative processes to achieve amazing things – and therefore also making mistakes – is what drives Bert. This was the reason he joined Ohpen’s journey early in 2018.

In his spare time, he likes painting and admiring great masterpieces. He finds some of them to be very innovative even for their time. Bert loves being outdoors with his family and their dogs whether it’s on the water, in the woods or playing a round of golf. He loves getting to learn and know more about the things he’s passionate about.