Herm Zweerts studied at both the University of Amsterdam and the KU Leuven in Belgium, enabling him to combine his scientific background of soil science and toxicology with practical knowledge of asbestos related engineering problems. He delivers practical advice on implementing safe asbestos working procedures for industries, infrastructure and authorities. He is one of the founders of ACA (Asbestos Centre ARCADIS) which is licensed to investigate asbestos in the Netherlands.
Gonzalo Zufia has a wide knowledge of asbestos from the removal/abatement perspective. For he is the President of the Spanish Asbestos Removal Contractors Association and also the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at IGR (the first asbestos removal company in Spain).
He is also President of the ‘Asbestos Working Group’ (Asbestos Liaison Group) at the Occupational Safety and Health National Commission in Spain and Coordinator of the Asbestos Group AEN/CTN171/SC4/GT7 at AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification). He studied Business Administration at the Basque Country University and received a Master Degree in Occupational Health and Safety at Work and an Advance Management Program at IE Business School.