Mentor: Pieter Helfferich

Business development manager Agriprogress

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Personal offer
Allround help and support  (hands-on) to entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and international with the realisation of their business ideas.

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Start up innovative sustainable business ideas in agri and food and realize them, that is my passion. I am a thinker and doer, like movement, new ideas and like to work on ideas which makes the world a little better together with my partners.

To get a further impression: my life started on a dairy farm in Friesland, worked in Wageningen on the first milking robots, started in 1994 with my own company, worked during 30 years on business improvement and development (in agro and food supply, production and processing in the Netherlands and outside), was 5 years responsible for an arable farm of 800 ha in Romania, developed a soybean mill in Ukraine and am now supporting 21 Dutch farm and greenhouse suppliers with their positioning in the Romanian market. So that is me, a combination of business development and technical skills and experience with a wide network in and outside Holland.

Skills & expertise

  • International business development
  • Eastern and Western Europe (last 8 years most experience in Holland and Romania)
  • Business planning, strategy, marketing and sales
  • Dairy, horticultural and arable chains including supply, processing and packaging

Background

2006-now Project developer/business development manager Agriprogress
2002-2006 Director NAJK (Dutch young farmers and growers association)
1998-2002 Projectmanager agribusiness development Ukraine, Estonia, Russia and Holland
1994-1998 New Business developer Adifo Software, Germany, Switserland and Austria (agent)
1989-1994 Management Consultant Agriment (feed, meat, shops, traders)
1980-1987 MSc Agricultural Engineering/Business Administration, Wageningen University

 

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