Conference Speaker

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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Louke Koopmans

Mrs Louke Koopmans focus area is sector transition. She started her career working in consultancy and training in Asia and Africa. In the private sector, she worked 5 years as Global Sustainable Lead for the multinational Mars. She lead the sustainability agenda for the Food Segment for brands like Uncle Ben’s and initiated and managed …

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