Our team consists of young pioneers who crave innovation and are committed to working on sustainability. From technology experts to business developers, from market sensitives to straight-up science enthusiasts. Let's meet the team!
Eef BrouwersManager Farming & Technology
If we are going to build something, Eef is our guy. With an electrical engineering background, he knows his way in the world of innovation. He needs innovation like oxygen. Eef was one of the first people involved at North Sea Farmers, he is mainly responsible for the primary production part and offshore operations.
Bas de LEeuwManager General & Public Affairs
Bas likes to organise what needs to be organised. As an experienced manager and facilitator, he is always ready to step up the game. He is committed to seize opportunities to make seaweed mainstream, by connecting the economic and environmental drivers between companies, governments and NGO's.
Marlies DraismaManager Markets & Applications
Marlies is known for her market skills. Seaweed for plants, food, feed, pharma, energy: wherever there is an opportunity to increase the impact of seaweed, Marlies is nearby. She was present from the beginning of North Sea Farmers and has a background in Land & Water Management. This one is eager to learn new things every day.
Zinzi ReimertCoordinator Offshore Test Site
Zinzi is a force to be reckoned with. Before, she worked as a system engineer on innovations for the energy transition, fitting her background in Structural Engineering. As a coordinator of the Offshore Test Site, she is responsible for activities and project development related to the multi-use of windfarms. Zinzi is multi-use in human form.
June KromjonghSenior Advisor Communication & Community
After working for newspapers, the government and running her own communications agency, June decided that it was time for something new. As a communication specialist with a green heart, who lives close to the beach, she always wandered what she could do with all that seaweed. In her role here at North Sea Farmers, she found the perfect place to find an answer and help the seaweed sector.
Monique Veenker-le BruijnBusiness Controller
Monique is our tower of strength when it comes to keeping our pioneering ambitions financially viable. Always keeping her cool, she manages to navigate our project finances from foggy conditions to clear horizons.
Rimco SlagterStaff member Offshore Seaweed Cultivation & Processing
During his internship, Rimco has proven himself a true seaweed enthousiast. He has a head full of knowledge and at the same time he keeps himself busy with offshore cultivation systems on the Offshore Test Site. He is doing a master in Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management at Wageningen University & Research.
Maite de MedeirosCoordinator Seaweed Markets
Maite has many years of working experience in interdisciplinary and multi-cultural settings as a consultant in the offshore energy industry. After investigating about a new role to play in times where fast paced changes are required, she found her answer on seaweed. With her combined background in ocean/geosciences & sustainable development, her goal is to contribute to a society where both planet and people thrive! This she brings into North Sea Farmers when coordinating the seaweed markets for non-food/feed applications.
Iris MengerCoordinator Seaweed Markets
With experience in commercial seaweed cultivation and a background in Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management, Iris brings the North Sea Farmers fresh outlooks on seaweed business. Always willing to share her experience and knowledge and an eagerness to keep learning more, she will be coordinating the markets of feed and food. Talking about food, have you ever tried seaweed caviar? Free tip from an expert 😉
Juriaan vissersIntern Seaweed Cultivation
As a master student Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management at Wageningen University, Juriaan joins the the North Sea Farmers as Seaweed Cultivation Intern. Juriaan is interested in seaweed and sees his internship at North Sea Farmers as the perfect opportunity to explore the seaweed sector.
Leo klein teeselinkIntern Innovation Strategy
As a master student International Land and Watermanagement student at Wageningen University, Leo joins the North Sea Farmers' team as an intern innovation strategy. Leo is excited to dive into promoting seaweed in Europe.
ADVISORY BOARDAnouk Florentinus - chairman
With a broad and extensive expercience in innovation management, Anouk is our much appreciated chairman of the Advisory Board. Developing the seaweed sector has much resemblance to growing the sustainable energy sector, which is her focus at Vattenfall.
advisory boardJob Schipper
After many years of building Hortimare BV with respect to seaweed breeding and propagation, Job's scope of work generally broadened to the full seaweed production chain. Today he uses his experiences to advise external clients and partners and jointly conduct research and development projects.
ADVISORY BOARDMartijn van Dam
Martijn has a background working at the House of Representatives of the Dutch Government, specialized in climate, food, ICT, innovation. Next to his current role as member of the Board of the Dutch Foundation for Publlic Broadcasting (NPO), he is a member of our Advisory Board.