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Maarten Hermus

Maarten Hermus

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Uganda

First position after YEP

Business Developer at Holland Green Tech, Uganda

YEP Role

I worked as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland GreenTech in Uganda. Holland GreenTech is an integrated one-stop-shop horticultural supplier and service provider. By providing products, training and service we are working on the next step of horticulture. My task is to start and develop a new healthy commercial distributor office. Which included:

  • Building and managing long-term relationships with Dutch suppliers
  • Determine market approach and activities/actions to set-up sales and advice
  • Represent and develop business via agribusiness partners, cooperatives, network activities and visiting commercial farmers
  • Setting up a professional way of working, setting up administration, invoicing, customer relationship
  • Develop sales and advice via direct farmers advice, demonstrations and demo days

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  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepeneurship
  • Project management

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc. Land Use Planning, Wageningen University. Minor Sustainable Economic Development, Wageningen University and BSc. Land Use Planning, Wageningen University


Experience before YEP

  • April 2015- September 2016: Project Advisor at LTO (Dutch Farmers Association)
  • October 2014- March 2015: Management Assistant at Royal Haskoning
  • September 2013 – January 2014: Intern at Arcadis
  • 2000-2014: Farming at Mtsl. Hermus (my family farm)
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Organisation: VDS A’campo
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