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Bram de Vries

Bram de Vries

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 13

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Zambia

First position after YEP

Business Developer at Holland Greentech Zambia

YEP Role

I am working as the Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Holland Greentech is an integrated 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 expand the work of Holland Greentech to Zambia and set up a distributor and service office. This includes the following:

  • 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
  • Represent Building and managing long-term relationships with Dutch suppliers
  • Setting up a professional team and working methods, setting up administration, invoicing and customer relationship
  • Develop sales, advice and training

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  • Irrigation
  • Water management
  • Agriculture
  • Training
  • Project management

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc. International Land and Water Management, Wageningen University. BSc. International Land and Water Management, Wageningen University


Experience before YEP

2017: MSc. Intern at Tauw

2016: MSc thesis Dealing with uncertainties: ‘Implications of the risks and uncertainties of two solar pump innovations in the Terai, Nepal'

2015: Research intern Farmer-Led and Peri-Urban irrigation, Resilience BV. Mozambique

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Organisation: VDS A’campo
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