Sander de Raad
History: Young Expert at Resilience B.V. - Ethiopia
YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16
Position after YEP
Country Director Ethiopia at Resilience, Ethiopia
Resilience is an international network organisation that carries out research and consultancy projects in emerging markets. Moreover, the company also initiates and invests in social enterprises to develop market-based solutions for pressing issues. Sander has initiated and manages the Conflict Sensitive investment (CSI) project. The project supports foreign investors to improve understanding of the local context and contribute to a stable business climate (Ethiopia and Rwanda). Moreover, Sander works on the development and expansion of the TRAIDE program. TRAIDE is a trade facilitation program that aims for inclusive and sustainable growth of the African economy, with a focus on supporting Dutch companies.
Sander works on the intersection of Trade & Aid where he develops and supports sustainable, mutually reinforcing projects. He has an affinity with business development, CSR and sustainability within the Private Sector. He has a multidisciplinary background, extensive international experience and a creative, analytical and entrepreneurial mindset. His personal goal is to learn, grow and contribute to the advancement of international business where social & environmental sustainability is a prerequisite.
Education: MSc International Business and Management (University of Groningen), Pre-MSc International Business and Management (University of Groningen), Human Technology - Industrial Product Design (Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen)
Experience before YEP
Summer School Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability. Maputo, Mozambique
Intern Aid & Trade Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Chairman Stichting Social Business Suriname. Paramaribo, Surinam
Co-founder and owner JaguaHenna.com. Groningen, the Netherlands
Junior Social Business Developer Save the Native Forest. Puerto Francisco de Orellana, Ecuador
Business Development Volunteer ADRA Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal
Volunteer Igniting Ambitions. Capetown, South Africa