Ewout West is the Finance Director at Cycas Hospitality. With a strong background in top finance roles for a range of large corporate companies as well as budding start-ups, Ewout is passionate about driving growth and innovation. While recognising the need for a hands-on approach to accounting, his strategic mindset ensures that the broader business benefits from his financial skills, with project and IT management being particular strengths.
Having lived and worked in the USA, UK and France, Ewout is very comfortable working internationally and is multi-lingual, speaking Dutch, French, German and English fluently. He has a background in a wide range of businesses including manufacturing, telecom/IT and real estate.
Prior to joining Cycas, Ewout was Finance Programme Director at Nederlandse Spoorwegen, the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands.
His entrepreneurial head has also seen him launch a successful internet site, auction exotic flowers and even had him manufacturing helicopters.
Alongside his extensive experience, Ewout has a Master’s degree in Business Economics, holds an ACCA qualification and a Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR).
In between advising on financial strategy and an active family life, Ewout enjoys tasting fine wine and playing a relaxing round of golf.