In 2011 Harmen received his bachelor for Artificial Intelligence at the Rijksuniversity of Groningen. During his study he worked as a financial administrator. He has kept doing that every since and in the meantime he has improved his financial skills up to budget controller.
From 2011 till 2016 he has been working at Lemming Film as bookkeeper & financial controller. In 2016 he has set up a combined financial administration for the film department and the commercial department at the New Amsterdam Film Company.
As per September 2017 Harmen works again at Lemming Film as Financial Controller.