Hans van Loenhoud is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB®).
He 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, he specialized in consultancy on data, information and quality management.
Around Y2K Hans entered the field of software testing and worked as a test manager in various development projects. During this work, he took interest in requirements engineering, because he is convinced that good requirements are a prerequisite for professional testing. Nowadays, he is committed to build the bridge between the two disciplines, acting as a trainer for ISTQB, IREB and Agility courses. Since 2016, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Requirements Engineering Board.