Bert-Jan is the founder and Managing Director of ProFound – Advisers In Development. He is also the founder and Managing Partner of Blue Rhino. He is specialised in international economic development and policy and management studies of developing countries.
Bert-Jan is skilled in market and value chain analyses; developing multi-stakeholder approaches for sustainable supply chain management from resource to market; designing biodiversity and livelihood related Bio-Trade development programmes; and in accompanying micro/rural financing strategies.
He has more than 25 years of experience in developing innovative products and tools for organisations such as RVO/CBI from the Netherlands, Swiss Global Enterprise, UNCTAD, UNDP, FAO and IFAD, as well as for private sector actors and sustainability initiatives like FairWild.
"What drives me is to develop biodiversity products with communities and companies, most often in difficult economic or conflicted environments. I like to challenge people to innovate and stay critical at the work we do."
"As founder and manager, I like to energise ProFound as a flexible, innovative and high quality consulting company in areas of Bio-Trade and Development."