Erwin Bleumink studied information management at Tilburg University. At Stratix Consulting he helped banks, telecom operators, and several Dutch ministries to explore their future, draft their vision and define strategies to make those visions reality. In 1998 he prepared GigaPort in which SURFnet made a major step forward in network development. In 2006 Erwin joined SURFnet's executive management team and became responsible for several innovation programs, finance, marketing, relations with institutes & Dutch sister organisations and product management. Since summer 2012 Erwin is SURFnet's CEO. Erwin is member of CIO Platform Netherlands, the Dutch e-infrastructure alignment team, the Dutch Standardisation Forum, the Global R&E Network CEO Forum and Reykjavik Group.