Board Member Dutch International Business Development Cooperative (DIBcoop) & COO Mali Biocarburant SA
Assessment and identification of business opportunities, write business plans and raise additional funding
“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
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.