Jolanda and Rob Koppen have gone a new path after the children have left home under the motto: you onely live ones, lets do something new.  Together we run the Hofstede. Jolanda as hostess and Rob, as a consultant, creates and executes programs for both private and business customers.

Jolanda has worked as a pharmacy assistant, secretary and teacher in primary education.

Rob is a chartered accountant by background, EDP Auditor, management consultant and horse and team coach. As a partner at Ernst & Young Consulting and SeederDeBoer and at Capgemini in different (alternate -) Division Director roles, Sales Director, International Business Process Outsourcing and IT Outsourcing Director and he was CFO in the Netherlands.

From 1 January 2013 Rob and Jolanda work as proud owners and entrepreneurs from Hofstede de Rieke Smit.