Maarten Herman van Gent, born at Rotterdam in the Netherlands on March 22, 1947,
visited Tallinn Estonia in May 1987 to play with his team in a basketball tournament..
At that time he was the professional coach of the Belgian basketball team named Hellas Gent..
The team won the Tallinn tournament .
From 1991 his company Globe Sports Management Inc. was representing Tiit Sokk and Aivar Kuusmaa, two Estonian basketball players, to contract to play for the Greek team – Phanatinaikos in Athens,
which became the European champions in the first season 1993-1994.
In 1992 Maarten established his first company in Estonia named Vangent AS.
He bought, through this company, his first real estate at Sõpruse Pst, 222. at Tallinn in 1992.
In 1994 he bought Seirus AS , a company importing and exporting from and to Holland.
In 1999 he created Gulf Vangent Holding OÜ to control these activities.
Gulf Vangent Holding is now in real estate, import, export and representing foreign companies in Estonia.
In 2001 he established Gulf Oil Estonia AS and sold this company to Gulf Oil Netherlands in 2007.
In 2006 he established Global Oil Trading OU and bought through this company the JNC biodiesel factory in Halle in Germany.
In 2007 he established MMS Invest OU Buying land and building houses and setting up a deer farm.
In 2012 he sold this company to Dutch investors.
In 2011 he established Walkerbay Estonia OU selling sailing boats and speed boats from the USA.
In 2012 he established AMC OU, which will manage mobile trailers selling fast food.
Also from 1996 until 1998 Maarten was coaching the national basketball team of Estonia and the club team of Kalev Tallinn, with which he won the Estonian championship in 1998.
From 2002 until 2004 Maarten was the coach of national men basketball team of the Netherlands.
He coached for 3 months his old team AMVJ in Rotterdam in 2009 after they fired their American coach to finish the season.
In 2010 he coached Den Bosch in the Netherlands to replace an American coach for a few weeks.
This team won the championship of Estonia in 2005.
The same team is named BC Kalev Cramo now a days and plays in the Baltic league and ULEB.
Maarten works as a licensed FIBA agent for Globe Sports management Inc.
He is also the president of four other companies, which are in real estate