Hans van Loenhoud

2nd chair of IREB, trainer/coach/consultant at Taraxacum

Hans van Loenhoud graduated as a biologist and worked in ecological research at the University of Amsterdam.

In 1980 he switched to IT and started his career as a Cobol programmer. For more than 10 years, he was involved in development projects for customers in finance, industry and government. Later on, he specialized in consultancy on data, information and quality management.

Around Y2K Hans entered the field of software testing and worked as test manager in various development projects. During his work as a tester, he took interest in requirements engineering, because he is convinced that good requirements are a prerequisite for professional testing.

Nowadays, in his consultancy firm Taraxacum, he is active as a trainer/coach for business analysis, requirements engineering and software testing courses. In various international conferences, he has been a regular speaker on these topics.
Hans is 2nd chair of the Executive Committee of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) and one of the co-founders of 7skills.org. He is involved in the revision of the IREB Advanced Level Elicitation syllabus and in the development of the soft skills model from 7skills.org.