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Joris Sistermans

Joris Sistermans

YEP period 2022 - 2023, batch 27

Young Expert at Going Marketplaces - Kenya

YEP Role

My name is Joris Sistermans, I'm from the Netherlands and working for Going Marketplaces at a startup called Koalo Duka in Kenya. Koalo Duka is a digital marketplace connecting African kiosks directly to suppliers using electric vehicles enabling them to grow profits and save time. As the Chief Operating Officer, I’m overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business and help them be as efficient and green as possible.


  • FMCG Operations
  • Project Management
  • Team building
  • Starting up and scaling up FMCG operations in emerging markets


  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education: International Relations and Organisations at University of Leiden

Experience before YEP

  • Head of Logistics and Business Transformation Manager at Highlands Drinks Kenya
  • Head of Supply Chain at TopUp Mama Kenya and Nigeria
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Organisation: Going Marketplaces
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