Mentor: Ard Lengkeek

Board Member Dutch International Business Development Cooperative (DIBcoop) & COO Mali Biocarburant SA

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Personal offer
Assessment and identification of business opportunities, write business plans and raise additional funding

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“Sustainable business is the best tool to eradicate poverty”

Skills & expertise
Extensive work experience in the private sector, international research and development in Sub Saharan Africa.

  • Fund raiser; about 25 M EUR raised, average of 700K per project
  • Inclusive agro based business development in the tropics, including start-ups
  • Entrepreneur in biobased companies
  • Agroforestry, forestry and agriculture

Background
Over 25 years of working experience in the private sector, international research and rural development, all in the tropics. Flexible team player with hands-on approach, easily moves across cultures, at all levels of society, respecting local custom with a clear focus on social business development. Ard has a MSc. in plant breeding and a Phd. in agroforestry tree genetics in East Africa, both from Wageningen University.

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