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Chris Wijnterp

Chris Wijnterp

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 14

Young Expert at Veris Investments - Ethiopia

First position after YEP

General Manager at Senselet Food Processing PLC, Ethiopia

YEP Role

As a Young Expert I work at Senselet Food Processing, a large potato processing company which aims to develop the potato value chain in Ethiopia. I’ve grown from a role focusing on Sales and Food Safety towards General Manager of the company. In this role my main responsibilities are:

  • Daily operations of all departments and reporting to shareholder
  • Growing market demand to increase sales and as such increase demand for potatoes
  • Strategically developing potato supply chain with several partners focusing on smallholder programs, education and seed production
  • Establishing a effective production facility with international standards on Health and Food Safety

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  • Marketing, Sales and Distribution
  • Data Analysis
  • Management and HR in a diverse environment
  • Agility

Nationality: Dutch, Austrian

  • BSc Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft
  • MSc Aerospace Engineering Operations and Control, TU Delft

Experience before YEP

  • Professional Football Player at FC Twente and Heracles Almelo: I started my career in sports with high focus on coaching in my position as a goalkeeper
  • Marketing and Sales at Procter & Gamble: I’ve developed my commercial interests in various roles including eCommerce in which entrepreneurial possibilities existed with the multinational company of P&G. Learning and people development has played an important part in this period, both personal development as well as developing others
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Organisation: Veris Investments
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