Daan Duijm’s passion is delivering a magical & memorable leisure experience of the highest standards for guests in world-class Theme & Waterparks. “I do not follow my passion, I bring it with me, to brighten people’s days and create an inspiring, goal orientated working environment.”
Some of Daan Duijm’s moments of joy in life:
■ Established his own webdesign company at the age of 19. Daan Design has an international webdesign and social media portfolio of more than 50 clients.
■ Graduating with a double degree in Sports as Military Sports Coordinator and Swimming. Certified and work experience as Fitness Instructor, Running Coach, and Personal Trainer
■ Winning the Management Game Overall Creativity Award during Bachelor Studies in Leisure among 400+ competitors.
■ Graduating as one of the top 5 students of the year for his Associate Degree in Tourism Management.
■ Working a year on Disney Cruise Line as Fitness Director in Bahama’s, Caribbean and Florida. Doubling the Fitness Sales over a period of 8 months.
■ Being promoted to Operations Manager of the 3th most popular Outdoor Theme park in Malaysia (ESCAPE, Penang) after a 4 month internship.
■ Having had the opportunity to travel the world and meet some amazing people and learn some incredible valuable life and business lessons.
Chasing his passion in working with highly motivated people to exceed guest expectations, Daan has had the opportunity get a very diversified work portfolio in the Marketing and Leisure industry.
Up to date on the latest innovations, Daan has a creative mind and a tremendous enthusiasm to learn and develop himself and his team in order to deliver a unique experience.
Specialized in; Theme & Waterparks, Sports, Marketing, Leisure, Sales and Guest Service.
History of Daan Duijm
Via Daan Design (founded at age 19) unique and stylish websites are designed for a broad audience focusing on small and medium businesses.
After Junior general secondary education and the Higher General Secondary Education, Daan successfully graduated in 2009 of the two year (fast track) course of CIOS Goes (physical education) . With the majors: Military Sports Instructor & Swimming Coordinator, he also excelled in various minors such as : A + B Swim Leader , Fitness Instructor and Jogging group Trainer A . Internships and work experience include : Dutch Marine Corps , FitPlus , Swimming pool “De schelp” in Bergen op Zoom, SPADO Bergen op Zoom , Arendse Health Club & Fitness Palace Breda . Daan Duijm also did courses in First Aid and Rescue swimming.
In 2009, Daan started the Bachelor of Tourism and Recreation ( FBTR ) on the NHTV in Breda . He finished his Associate Degree Major: Recreation Manager in 2011. In his first year of study he won the province and overall Creativity award in the management game, played by all 400 first year students. After graduating with flying colors he applied for a job a sales driven personal trainer onboard the Disney Magic in 2012. One of the four luxury cruiseships owned by Disney. He learned a enormous amount about management styles, sales and human motivators.
Being captured by the incredible theme park industry, Daan Duijm went to Malaysia to work for one of top adventure parks in the country, and became park manager for ESCAPE Adventureplay. Wanting to experience more of the world. Daan traveled Asia and Australia for 7 months, with many eye opening experiences, from visiting major tourist attractions in Myanmar, to Dreamworks exhibitions in Australia. In 2014 Daan became Assistant Manager and Management Trainee for one of the most prestigious and well known waterparks in the Middle east: Wild Wadi, Dubai’s Leading Waterpark. Working in Operations, Marketing, and Admissions Daan set up the entire 2015 Halloween event. Managing to cut over 60% costs of last year, increase attendance and revenue, the event was mentioned as one of the most successful of Wild Wadi’s history.
Looking for more challenge and missing the Asian culture, in the beginning of 2016, Daan is now working as Waterpark Manager for Legoland Waterpark. Being in control of the Operations of the park, with over 80 lifeguards, and guests from all over the world. Daan’s goals are to develop himself and the park to the highest possible standards and hospitality leaders. In 2017 Daan also took over the management of the Legoland Malaysia Resorts Attractions Department, bringing his total scope of employees to 170, and direct reports to 22.
Daan Duijm is ambitious, enthusiastic and motivated. He seperates himself from others by a wide and open vision, and experiences in various work areas.
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In his personal life, Daan Duijm keeps himself busy with sports. Running, swimming or fitness to stay physically fit. Furthermore, he finds it wonderful to learn new things and reading is his favorite hobby besides sports. From industry literature, psychology to a well written thriller.
Daan Duijm is focused on the future with clear goals in mind. Do you think you can offer him a new challenge?