Suzanne H. Bijkerk received her Master of Science title at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she majored in Accountancy and Controlling. During seven years she has worked in multiple positions at Deloitte & Touche (the current Deloitte Accountants B.V.). Of which the last five years at the public auditing practice (international and national companies), during this period she also theoretically received the Dutch Certified Public Accountant (Register Accountant) certificate. From 2007 onwards she worked as an auditor for ABN AMRO N.V. at their subsidiary IFN Finance B.V., where she visited clients of her employer to give advice in the field of administrative organization and internal control and the creditrisks involved. In 2008 she completed the training "Insolvency Law for Financial Institutions" at the Centre for Postacademic Legal Education (part of the Radboud University Nijmegen). In 2012 she defended her PhD thesis "Coping with Credit Risk" and now works as an assistant professor at the Economics department of the Erasmus School of Economics.