Meet our team

The Landscape team consists of 4 full-timers and 3 part-timers. All have diverse backgrounds and expertise ranging from computer to political science and from business IT to chemistry. What they all have in common is the love for data and the drive to share its potential.

Our origins

Landscape was founded in March 2014 by Erwin Haas and Lucas van der Meer, master students from Leiden University. Always having had the desire to be entrepreneurs, Erwin and Lucas decided to take a chance, realising their shared passion for helping people take advantage of IT.

Erwin and Lucas are good friends and besides their shared passion for and vision on IT and data, they both enjoy living the good life: friends, cooking, wine, cheese, espresso, fresh air, nature, sunshine, and even an occasional work-out.

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Meet the team

Erwin Haas

Erwin Haas

Co-Founder & Head of Technology
Loves Cheese

Like no other, Erwin excites people for data by clearly explaining how to apply it to real world problems. Being the mastermind behind Landscape technology, you can ask Erwin anything about Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

Erwin has a strong technical background in Computer Science at Leiden University, with a minor in Business Management.

Lucas van der Meer

Lucas van der Meer

Co-Founder & Head of Advisory
Loves Red Wine

Lucas is fascinated by structuring and manages Landscape’s commercial processes. He has ample experience in implementing data knowledge into daily business operations, with specialties in data governance and the GDPR law.

Lucas has a very broad interest and graduated with honours in ICT in Business, Leiden University, with a bachelor in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology.

Jacob Boon

Jacob Boon

Data scientist
Loves YouTube

Jacob is data scientist, software developer, graphical designer, finance guy… There’s practically no field in Landscape of which Jacob has no in-depth knowledge of.

Jacob has a background in Mathematics and a bit of Chemistry at Leiden University and has previously worked as graphic and interaction designer. He likes to fill his spare time with designing stuff on his Mac, baking, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Swier Heeres

Swier Heeres

Data scientist
Loves Glaciers

Swier is Landscape’s data cruncher a.k.a. mad scientist. Give him a large, preferably nicely structured, data set and he will not rest until the computer has successfully ran his calculations.

Swier has a background in Physics with an emphasis on Climate Science at Leiden and Utrecht University. He loves gaining new insights through clever analysis of data.

Frédérique de Paus

Frédérique de Paus

Networker
Loves Food

Frédérique is Landscape’s networking queen. She has a secret love for bookkeeping, enjoys seeking out different challenges and providing a bridge between business and science.

She completed her bachelors in Mathematics and is now majoring in ICT in Business with an eye on Marketing.

Joeri Beckers

Joeri Beckers

Data Advisor
Loves Politics

Joeri likes to examine how data enriches the decision-making processes and creates an IT system that allow people to reach their goals better and faster.

Joeri has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Leiden University and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the Erasmus University.

Gigi Levens

Gigi Levens

Marketeer
Loves Exploring

Gigi is fascinated by Data Science and what it can do for companies and their communication. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies and series, read up on the newest developments in communication technology and traveling.

She has a background in Languages and Corporate Communication with a dash of Econometrics.