Leader of the Dutch Pirate Party.
Dirk Poot studied business administration at Nyenrode and medicine at the University of St. Eusthatius School of Medicine. He is self-employed as an ICT consultant and PHP/ MySQL programmer for medical applications. Since 2012, Poot is party leader of the Dutch Pirate Party, which took an active part in the 2010 parliamentary elections. The Pirate Party supports a free internet as a condition for an open and democratic society, as a source of inspiration and knowledge, and above all as a source of critical information.