Month: August 2020

Daniel Motshwane

Daniel Motshwane is chairman of the board of the Cosmetic Export Council of South Africa (CECOSA), a non-profit organisation that has a public-private partnership with the department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).  Working with the dtic and South African embassies, CECOSA aims to facilitate export opportunities for the South African cosmetic, toiletry, fragrance …

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Cyril Lombard

Cyril has more than 30 years’ experience in the biotrade, natural products and small and medium size business development sectors. In Namibia in the 1990s he worked with the team that established commercial marula oil production including the set-up of the supply associations and co-operatives and driving the commercial linkages to global companies. In 1999 …

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Jolanda van Hal

Jolanda Van Hal has experience in trade promotion and value chain development for natural ingredients since 2013. She is specialised in the promotion of sustainable trade in biodiversity-related products. Jolanda is skilled in market and value chain analyses. She translates the outcomes into opportunities and challenges for suppliers from developing countries. Jolanda’s key areas of …

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Kasper Kerver

Kasper is a trade promotion expert with more than ten years of experience. He is specialised in sustainable value chain development for natural ingredients to generate employment and income for farmers and collectors in developing countries. As a trainer, he often focuses on food safety management and value addition opportunities such as organic certification. He …

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Prof. Diana Derval

Diana Derval, PhD, EMBA, is Chair and Research Director of DervalResearch, global research firm specializing in human behavior and preferences. DervalResearch investigated the impact on the microbiome of natural ingredients like fats and oils and the research conducted by Prof. Derval together with the University of Ghana provides insights on how to select, integrate, and …

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Adolf Joubert

Adolf has a background in Business Management & – Consultation and was running his own businesses for many years until he joined the predecessor of Afrinatural in 2005 as partner. Together they built Afrinatural out, to become a sought after international and local source of African botanical solutions. His primary role is to ensure that …

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Monique van de Vijver

has been engaged with fair and sustainable trade and sector development initiatives for the past 30 years, from different roles and positions. She has been engaged with Solidaridad since 2003. From May 2019 she is working as Innovation Manager Health and contributes to innovation in the organization from a health perspective.

Dr. Lukman Raimi

Dr. Lukman Raimi is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship/Assistant Director of American University of Nigeria Centre for Entrepreneurship (AUNCE) at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa Sate.  He is an entrepreneurship educator who holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship & CSR from the Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom; MSc in …

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Thomas Vonk

Thomas Vonk (MSc), Programme Manager Market Intelligence at CBI. Annually, CBI supports more than 700 entrepreneurs to become successful exporters on the European market through our export coaching projects. Moreover, CBI publishes around 300 market studies every year.  At CBI, Thomas is the Market Intelligence Manager for the sector Natural Ingredients. Prior to working at …

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Septi Bukula

Septi M. Bukula is the founder and director of Osiba Holdings and an internationally recognised practitioner in the field of SME promotion, with particular focus on SME policy and ecosystem analysis and advisory. He works extensively with policymakers and a wide range of SME promotion actors across South Africa. He has also previously worked with …

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