In 2013, after completing university studies at Shanghai Fudan University, Tommy founded a company in China related to music festivals, lifestyle and sustainability. The daily confrontation with an overpopulated society, breathing in smog, walking around in polluted landscapes and the lack of nature; provided a strong intrinsic motivation to inspire a wide public about sustainability through the business activities and to encourage more sustainable behavior.
Tommy's original style of creative entrepreneurship, positive impact of projects and contribution to the export of Dutch culture to China; resulted in an honorable appointment by the Dutch consulate in Shanghai. In 2017 he was voted 'Most influential Dutch cultural entrepreneur in Shanghai.'
In 2019, Tommy returned to the Netherlands and further specialized in sustainable urban development and sustainable business transitions. Since the spring of 2022, Tommy has been working with great pleasure on making MTD Landscape Architects more sustainable, with a focus on both internal business operations and strengthening the sustainable impact of projects.