Van Hout (1967) was born in Nieuwkoop and studied econometrics in Amsterdam. Before joining Transavia, he worked at KLM and an insurance company. He likes to work in a professional environment where clear goals have to be achieved. He is perceived as analytic, structured, cost conscious and results driven. Making the change happen, that is what drives him. He is a proud father of a daughther and three sons. Spare time left is dedicated to travelling, sports (soccer, running, skating) and gardening.