Our team

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 Brouwers
Manager 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 LEeuw
Manager 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 Draisma
Manager 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 Reimert
Coordinator 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.

Femke Prins
Advisor Communication

Femke is our brand builder and marketeer. Straight forward and quite multi-use. With experience in working in agency environments and a degree in Communications and Designmanagement, she loves to juggle with copy and visuals. Previously, she worked for large commercial clients, NGO's, governmental institutions and museums. Born ready for a tasty sea snack and some bubbles.

Sascha Wegner
Trainee Community and Communication

After becoming a doctor, Sascha decided to aim for a very different working environment. Now her focus is to keep our community happy & healthy. With her support on Communication, her talent as a 'spelling Nazi' surely comes in handy ;) And by managing our office she also makes sure everyone's blood pressure stays close to normal... 

Monique Veenker-le Bruijn
Business 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 Slagter
Staff 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.

Alex van roon
Offshore Seaweed Cultivation Intern

Alex is our newest addition to our Cultivation team. After completing his bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, he is now doing a master in Management of Technology at the TU Delft. He does not only talk the talk (a lot), but he also walks the walk. Lucky us! 

Anouk 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 board
Job 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. 

Martijn 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.