Maurits joined Integrity Action in June 2019 after working as an independent consultant for a year. He gained an interest in integrity building and anti-corruption while working as a researcher for a national NGO in Afghanistan in 2014. Subsequently, he worked for the Aga Khan Foundation to support the establishment of an institute dedicated to strengthen Afghan civic space. He also worked for Oxfam in Afghanistan, managing a large portfolio of programmes. Before going into development, Maurits worked briefly in Washington D.C. and The Hague. He obtained a MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development from SOAS, University of London.