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Marlou Rijk

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Market research
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Value chain analysis and development

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Worked 2 years as Agriculture Program Manager, facilitating Dutch-African trade & investment relations.

Co-owner of family fruit farm in Zeeland, The Netherlands.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Utrecht, Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

China, Ghana, Rwanda

LANGUAGES:

Dutch, English

EDUCATION:

Master of Science – International Relations (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Bachelor of Science – International Business Administration (Tilburg University)

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Being able to contribute to the development of sustainable economies worldwide feels like a privilege. Local economies often can benefit profoundly from support in setting up sustainable business processes, thereby increasing economic efficiency. This mixture of economic profitability and sustainability is crucial in my view, and I strongly advocate that these two topics should not be seen as independent concepts.

I am especially passionate about the agriculture sector and the ‘farming as a business’ concept.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Marlou Rijk
Title: Senior Analyst, Sustainable Business Practices
Email: mrijk@encludesolutions.com