My passion for the agricultural sector developed while I was growing up among sugar beets, flower bulbs, fruit trees and dairy cows. In my childhood, I was already busy marketing the produce grown on my father’s farms. I have never lost my interest in sales and business development.
During the first 15 years of my career, I worked in the private sector strengthening the position of farmers through innovations, linking farmers to markets, and working on collaboration, value chain development and sustainability. This expertise is still valuable in my current role as project and program manager of ‘capacity building’ programs and as a consultant and trainer for the private sector and for educational institutes. I have experience in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
Although I have a bachelor’s degree in plant production and a master’s degree in international marketing and management, I continue to follow all the technological and organizational innovations in our dynamic sector. I also keep my professional skills updated by attending all kinds of courses on canvas business modelling and inclusive business. This makes me a multidisciplinary partner who can help you reach your strategic or operational goals.