Entrepreneur: Jacques de Waal

Who are you?

Jacques de Waal, 1989

Company

Wereldwijd Wi-Fi / Droam

Dutch telecommunications company which offers a mobile hotspot device for global data roaming at local rates

Educational background

Master in Industrial Engineering (TU/e)

Inspiration

Richard Branson (one of world’s most successful serial entrepreneurs)

Goal

To have a range of successful companies in different sectors which still have a manageable size; I hate companies where employees are able to create work for each other (e.g. via meetings and reports) without producing output for the company. Efficiency and ongoing challenge are key.

Success is to create happy customers, meaningful jobs, and a pleasant working environment where people love to work hard for our team.