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Dorine Poelhekke

Dorine Poelhekke

YEP period 2018 - 2019, batch 14

Young Expert at SimGas - Kenya

First position after YEP

Senior staff member Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DIO), the Netherlands

YEP Role

Since January 2018 I am in the Management Team of SimGas Kenya as Head of Business Development. SimGas is a young, innovative social enterprise that develops, sells and installs biogas digesters at rural households in East Africa. I am leading the Business Development team in Kenya with the responsibility of establishing commercial partnerships with over 65 Dairy Cooperatives throughout rural Kenya.


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  • Design Strategy & Commercialisation
  • Business Development
  • Human Centered Design Research 
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Creative Facilitation

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Cum Laude MSc. Strategic Product Design, Delft University of Technology


Experience before YEP

Please find me on LinkedIn for my past experience

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Organisation: SimGas
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