Eric Veroliemeulen was born on the 31st of July in 1978 in the Netherlands. He began his carrier in the Hospitality Industry at the age of 16 By way of an intership in the Hotel Montebello, located in Viseu, Portugal. Subsequently, Eric returned to Amsterdam where he studied Hotel Management at the Hotel School of Amsterdam. In 2001, Eric began his BA in Tourism and Leisure Management at the University INHOLLAND in Amsterdam. During this period he gained experience as a waiter/butler in the five-star delux venues of Hotel the Grand and Hotel del l’Europe.
In 2004 he continued his professional development with a quality management internship within Stage Entertainment International, a company witch is specialized in musical and live-show entertainment. In 2005 he graduated from the University INHOLLAND with his thesis regarding the internal communication of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Human Resources Department. In 2006 he moved to the United States to work as an officer onboard of the vessels from Holland America Line where he was responsible for all the special restaurants and VIP lounges. In July 2007 he moved to Italy to study Italian and to expand his work field and Since March 2008 he is working as Managing Director of Villa La Palagina.