Eng. M.W.S. Maarten Dirks was born in 1969 and graduated from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven with a degree in Technische Bedrijfskunde.
Eng. Dirks is Managing Partner and Senior Researcher at Effics BV, Innovatieresearch and advisory agency, which works on behalf of:
Universiteit Utrecht, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Dutch Institute of Management and Innovation, TNO-STB, TNO Industrie, TNO-ICT Syntens, Licentec, NOM, BOM, ERBS, EUR, VU Amsterdam, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden and various big and medium sized companies.
He is also a founding partner of 1Ocean, a coop of professionals, where self-employed professionals collaborate in the field of innovation, finance, communication, marketing, projectmanagement and risk management.
Eng. Dirks is also a member of the board of supervision for the Option Fund. The Option Fund is a closed ended Fund which aims to profit from the inefficiency in the price establishing of the index options markets. The supervisory board advices the Fund Manager on the execution of his tasks, supervises the rules of safeguarding and looks after the interests of the Fund investors.