Drees Peter van Den Bosch
Drees Peter is the co-founder of Willem&Drees, a subscription-based service with €7 million turnover. Each week the cooperative, which is owned by organic farmers and citizens, delivers fresh, seasonal, local and organic food to thousands of people in the Netherlands. Prior to co-founding this successful business, Drees Peter worked for 10 years in Unilever's Marketing & Sales team. He holds a cum laude
degree from Wageningen University.
Enver is the co-founder and director of sustainable chocolate factory Chocolatemakers in Amsterdam. He is highly experienced in product development and project management, particularly in fields such as sustainable global supply chains and sustainable tourism. Enver holds a degree in Tropical Agriculture from Wageningen University.
Freke van Nimwegen
Freke is the co-founder of Instock and manager of its three restaurants. She began her career in the CSR department of Ahold, where she started developing the Instock concept 5 years ago. Freke was honoured by Forbes in 2016 as one of the 30 Under 30 European entrepreneurs and by Trouw as a member of the Sustainable Young Top 100 Dutch entrepreneurs. She studied International Business - with a focus on CSR - in Groningen, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Joop is a partner at law firm Stibbe and a commercial legal advisor with decades of experience. He combines dedication with in-depth knowledge and a practical approach to raise challenging questions at the right time. Joop is an expert in areas such as deal-making and negotiations, risk analysis and risk prevention, and corporate structuring.
Liesbeth, CEO at BitesWeLove, is an experienced finance and strategy advisor and board member of various corporates and startups. She began working on the transition to a sustainable food sector in 2013 when she joined the supervisory board of Willem&Drees.
Marieke is co-founder of Studio Pim Dekkers. Prior to this role, she was the commercial director of OnePlanetCrowd, the first Dutch crowdfunding platform for social enterprises. She has broad expertise in finance and has held several commercial banking operations Rabobank. Marieke studied International Business at Maastricht University.
With more than 25 years of international experience in sales and marketing in food companies such as CSM Bakery Solutions, Campfrio Food Group, Royal Smilde, and FrieslandCampina, Michel supports sustainable and impact entrepreneurs in this sector. He is actively involved in companies like Greyston Bakery, DeWereldbol.nl and De Koekfabriek. Michel's expertise in strategy, new business development, sales efficiency and go-to-market helps startups get ready for successful market launches.
In 2010, Olivier launched Truus.nl, the first online supermarket in the Netherlands. As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in innovative companies in the sustainable food and maritime sectors. Olivier previously worked in commercial roles at Proctor & Gamble, and studied Economics at the University of Groningen. His strengths are developing a clear vision and strategy, and building a team capable of executing the strategy.
Stijn is the Finance & Operations Director of Impact Hub Amsterdam. He helps to build and grow businesses with an impact-driven mission. Stijn has supported several fast-growing scaleups in varying industries to reach significant growth and a positive bottom line. His expertise is in building a company's proper foundation so that the company can successfully execute its business growth strategy, and make a positive impact.
Thom Sijs is a straightforward businessman with an extensive track record in developing and implementing business plans, as well as in the integration of companies and processes, including change management. Over the years, Thom worked in all levels of the manufacturing industry, particularly in the fields of food and engineering. In addition to turnarounds, he has developed new products and brought them to market in Europe and Asia.
Alexandra has a background in strategy, investments and business building. She has worked for more than six years in the Middle East and Africa before continuing in Europe for the past three years. Alexandra has experience in Telecom, Private Equity, Digital, E-commerce, Healthcare and Art. She can support startups with developing business models, turning concepts into plans, the equity investment process, asking critical questions, providing new perspectives, and coming up with practical, creative solutions. She speaks English, Dutch, French and Spanish.