Managing Director at iVenture Card International
Born in Japan from Dutch expat parents and growing up in Asia, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Joost developed a passion for travel and realized an opportunity early on to bring the things people enjoy doing when they get to destination to wider global audience, to motivate more time spent, deeper exploration and a better understanding of destination and the people and cultures within it. As one of the founding partners of iVenture Card in Sydney in 2001, Joost returned to the business in 2016 to lead the company’s international expansion after several senior management stints with Abercrombie & Kent, Gray Line and The Travel Corporation.
Now based in Sydney, Joost is a strong believer that travel opens the mind and brings the world closer together. He has been a passionate supporter of Arival since its inauguration in 2017.