Daan de Kroon
Daan de Kroon is the husband of Fabiola Bittar de Kroon –the woman who was tragically killed in a train accident in Hoboken, New Jersey yesterday.
Reports say Fabiola –a Brazilian native –had just dropped off her toddler daughter at daycare and was in a rush to catch the train.
The wife and mother was killed at Hoboken Terminal, when a a train traveling too fast crashed through a barrier and into the station.
The violent crash injured more than 100 people and killed Fabiola amid falling debris. She was 34.
The Brazilian native is survived by her husband, Daan de Kroon and their 18-month-old baby daughter. Her husband is a successful business man, the couple had met while he worked in Brazil a few years ago. Reports say he was on a business trip in Pennsylvania, when the tragedy took place.
Fabiola and her husband had been married since 2012, according to People Magazine. The couple moved to the U.S earlier this year. Fabiola, a corporate lawyer, worked for the software company SAP in Brazil.
Daan de Kroon is originally from Helvoirt –a city in Netherlands.
Accoridng to his LinkedIn page Daan de Kroon is a Managing Director at Lucas Bols. He has many years of experience in the alcoholic beverages field.
de Kroon has deep roots working in the beverage industry, in fact, he was born in the industry. His family used to own a small brewery producing ‘Kroon’ beer.
Daan has vast experience across a range of continents, brands, categories and functions such as general management, (major) account management, trade marketing, global and local brand management, duty free, in market leadership, licensed brewing, international business development and exports from strategy to execution.
He has become an expert in business development, profit and loss transformation, staff engagement, closing sales and maximizing mutual benefit through building and sustaining business relationships.
Daan de Kroon has been been a valued member of three Executive teams (Diageo Jamaica, Ypióca Brazil and Diageo Uruguay & Paraguay) and successfully held two Board Director positions at Brasserie National d´Haiti and Heineken St. Lucia.
He speaks English, Portuguese, German, Dutch and Spanish. Daan de Kroon has a Bachelor, International Marketing Management from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He also holds an Executive MBA from Florida International University.