Our team consists of young pioneers who crave innovation and are committed to working on a healthier climate. From technology experts, to relationship builders, 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 & 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.
Koen van SwamManager & Public Affairs
Koen is our seaweed-octopus: knows all the in’s and out’s, but is far from a know-it-all. With a background in innovation, communication and ecology he connects people and businesses in the blink of an eye. Koen was involved with North Sea Farmers from the first hour and is concerned with general and public affairs.
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.
Lotte BronswijkAdvisor Food and Community
Lotte is our secret weapon in seaweed for food. Before, she studied Integrated Food Studies in Denmark covering topics from public health to food policy and food design. She focuses on our community and its activities, as well as food applications. Lotte is super committed to working on a greener world with seaweed!
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.
Femke PrinsAdvisor 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. Always in for a tasty sea snack and some bubbles.