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About me; Astrid van der Knaap, in a nutshell

Having travelled the world as a professional athlete the settled live in Holland made me restless. Ten years after my retirement another big life changing moment passed by in 2004: asked to stay in the Middle East while freelancing on the Big Brother reality show in Bahrain. Giving Dubai a try for a year I got hooked to the expat life and not intending to leave the Emirates for years to come.

It was a great time at MBC Television, growing from managing the setup of the Biggest (Loser) Winner reality shows in Lebanon to project manager for strategic projects at corporate level. But now I am back to freelancing again.

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The Biography page tells my life story in little more detail. Have a look at my CV for a brief work experience overview. The 'Projects' page will show you some of the projects I have been involved with.