Ron van Broekhoven has been working in the field of subtitling for 26 years. After graduating cum laude from the Maastricht School of Translation and Interpreting, he lived in the United States for three years where he taught languages at Southeast Missouri State University. Upon returning to the Netherlands in 1992, he started working as a subtitler of Dutch television programmes. In 2001, after a short stint working in public relations, he co-founded the Dutch office of Voice and Script International, which he continues to run as managing director. He holds an MBA from TiasNimbas and the University of Bradford, he is an avid martial artist, and is currently studying Mandarin Chinese.