Erik has worked in the Internet industry since the early 2000s. He currently works at A2B Internet, a Dutch network ISP he founded in 2010; A2B provides Internet access, transit and BGP services for companies. He is also the co-founder or Prefix Broker, a facilitator in IP address space. He worked previously as EMEA director for a US-based System Integrator in the hosting telco industry (a role that had him based in Dubai for 2008). In the 90s, he worked for Accenture.
His RIPE community experience began in 2002; he has since authored multiple policies in several RIPE Working Groups. He joined as Co-Chair of the Address Policy Working Group at RIPE 76 in Marseille (May 2018).