Co-founder – CEO
Guus coordinates all our projects and partners. He is specialized in developing and scaling sustainable, social approaches and networks, business development, MSME and agricultural value chain development, local food systems, blended learning journeys, and organizational development in international settings.
In 1993 Guus graduated from the University of Wageningen in biotechnology, agronomics, and agricultural business and management. For four years he lived, worked, and travelled in Central and South America. After returning to the Netherlands he, among others, worked for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and ICCO. 2012 he became the managing director of RAIN foundation, working on integrated water management worldwide. From 2016 till February 2019, he was the director of MCNV, an international network organization focusing on health, nutrition, sustainable production, and climate change, before full-time committing to his job as CEO at SkillEd.
When not networking for SkillEd, Guus loves travelling and being out in nature. He also enjoys dancing, gardening, and reading.