Arnout spent the first 8 years of his career at Shell in London and The Hague where he had 4 different global marketing roles. After obtaining his MBA at INSEAD he worked for Interbrand (a branding consultancy) and Fallon (an advertising agency) in senior regional roles in Asia Pacific.
In 2006 he founded an Internet startup with Frank Bomers, after which he continued as a co-founder of AccelerAsia. Arnout has worked on business development projects related to (mobile) technology and media, marketing analytics and new marketing technologies in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Arnout has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Leiden University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Arnout enjoys cooking and is a member of 2 cooking clubs in Singapore. He speaks 6 languages (Dutch, German, English, Spanish, French and Russian), one of which he picked up during his time as a trained interrogator of Prisoners of War in the Army (take a wild guess on which language that was).