After graduating in Dutch Law at Nijmegen University in 1988, and serving as an officer in the Dutch Army, Roger Loop started his career as corporate banker at ING Bank. In 1998 he left ING Bank to become the first director of Flexible Packaging Europe, the European trade association for the flexible packaging industry, with a special focus on food contact and waste prevention. In 2005 he became director of BureauLeiding, the trade association for plastic pipe system manufacturers in the Netherlands. Next to running the association, his focus lies with sustainability, standardisation and communicating the benefits of plastic pipes. Roger Loop is married, has 2 children, and lives in The Hague, The Netherlands.