Originally from Halsteren, The Netherlands, Ronald graduated from the Universite d’Interpretes in Mons, Belgium. Fluent in 4 languages, Ronald chose a career in the hospitality industry. Ronald started his hospitatlity career in Breda, The Netherlands while working as an Assistant Manager at Hotel Brabant. Following his move to Canada, Ronald continued his hospitality career at the Citadel Halifax Hotel, where he gained valuable experience in many aspects of the hospitality industry. Ronald has been the Managing Director for Canada Select Nova Scotia, a national accommodation rating program, since 1998.