We take our responsibility to our shareholders very seriously. We maximize shareholder value by setting consistently high standards for ourselves. Sound corporate governance is crucial to this philosophy.

The following individuals are responsible for maintaining these standards and ensuring that the long-term interests of shareholders are being served on a consistent basis.


Executive Board of Directors



Korstiaan Zandvliet
Director and Chief Executive Officer

Symbid co-founder Korstiaan has served as CEO since 2013.

Between 2008 and 2010, Korstiaan served as the Global Marketing Director for Mendix B.V., a high-growth start-up offering enterprise-class software applications. Korstiaan is involved in several SME finance initiatives including Kredietpaspoort, developed in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Korstiaan graduated in Business Administration at RSM Erasmus University in 2007 before obtaining his Master’s in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing in 2010. A frequent speaker at conferences, Korstiaan is internationally recognized as an authority in the field of alternative finance.



Maarten van der Sanden
Director and Chief Operating Officer

Co-founder Maarten has served as COO since 2013.

From July 2008 through December 2012, Mr. van der Sanden was a Managing Director of RotaSocio Holding B.V., a developer of innovative mobility solutions. RotoSocio was sold in 2012 to one of the largest car-sharing providers in the Netherlands.

Maarten graduated in Business Administration from RSM Erasmus University in 2006, and since completed two Master’s degrees in Finance and Investments (2007) and Entrepreneurship (2009).