Jaap-Jan is founder and executive director of Truvalu.group. Jaap-Jan started his career as an IT entrepreneur, after which he worked as a regional manager for ICCO in Central and East Africa. He is a pioneer and combines strategic vision with senior international management experience. Jaap-Jan’s drive is to create positive change for people through business opportunities.
Laura lived and worked over 10 years in emerging markets. She started her career working for a social enterprise in Tanzania and then set up her own business consulting enterprises in East and Southern Africa. During her last position as Investment Director at BiD Network she assisted entrepreneurs attract finance for their business. Laura is the Director Truvalu.enterprises and help grow agri-businesses in emerging markets by providing them a combination of business support and investment.
Peter has a long track record at international companies, such as Shell, for which he worked and lived in Thailand, the UK and Ecuador. In the past few years he was CEO and investor at the agro-start-up GreenA, a technology transfer company aiming to increase the sustainability of crop protection. He is passionate to focus less on profit, more on impact and to bring change and new development. Moreover, as member of the Truvalu team he contributes to innovative companies that aim to bring sustainable change to a better and more honest world.
Steven is executive director of Truvalu.brands. As Officer Social Economic Projects, he assessed various Economic Project applications and models for SMEs. Steven has a broad experience in Trade Marketing and Sales in the FMCG sector. He loves to add value to consumer products from abroad and bring them to the European Market and in doing so reach a high Social Impact for the local producing farmers and their families.