Introducing our esteemed committee members, who have an impressive track record of business experience and expertise. Yearly, they generously provide invaluable advice to enhance our program. Their contributions are highly appreciated and instrumental in our continuous improvement efforts.
Joost Volker | Emerging Technology Strategist
Former Oracle Blockchain Leader for Europe, Middle East & Africa and BD Director with a specialty in Emerging Technology. He has 25+ years’ experience in ICT and IT Consultancy and has been engaged in several blockchains implementations in the Agritech and Sustainable Sourcing business. He is a renowned speaker and workshop leader on Enterprise Blockchain and his mantra is “Making Blockchain Work”.
Brian King | Head of Digital and Data Innovation Accelerator
Since the dawn of the commercial internet, it has been his pleasure and privilege to design and lead initiatives leveraging successive waves of digital technologies for the social and economic transformations. He leads the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a global program focused on digital transformation of food systems. He is a former agriculture extensionist and rice farmer.
Jacqueline Pieters – Zetsma | Chair
Jacqueline is Executive Vice President, Food & Agribusiness at Rabobank. Previously, she was Lead Finance & Investment, Vision 2050 at the World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Logistics and Marketing from Wageningen University & Research and has received executive management training at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Howard-Yana Shapiro | Retired Chief Agricultural Officer
He was the lead of the Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit of Mars company. He has an impressive background as a university professor, Fulbright Scholar, Ford Foundation Fellow, and National Endowment for the Humanities Award recipient. Additionally, he received the Environmental Sciences Award of Distinction in 2009. Recently, he’s been collaborating with Google X and other groups on a project to combat human stunting worldwide, starting in Africa.
Gideon Kruseman | WP3 leader food
Worked in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams building bridges between sciences. Recently in the One CGIAR initiative to Accelerate Food, Land and Water Systems Transformation. The focus is to enhance the access, transparency and use of foresight data and metrics, models and tools, and other foresight products and publications for the pressing issues facing agri-food systems in low and lower middle-income countries.
Jeroen van den Bosch | Chief Commercial Officer
This impact-driven serial entrepreneur possesses a profound passion for innovation, business development, and sales. Boasting over a decade of experience as a founder, investor, and manager in multiple scale-ups. Notably, he esteemed the position of Startupbootcamp President of International Business Development, further solidifying his expertise in fostering global partnerships and spearheading expansion initiatives.