OUR TEAM

COLEACP’S TEAM

All COLEACP staff, national relays and administrators manage and develop activities within their own field based on the association’s values. Together we strive to maintain a culture that aims to achieve results for the public good. Individually we seek meaning in what we do, and find it by contributing to building a world that we hope will be more sustainable. We aim to also apply our recommendations to ourselves through capacity building with companies and organisations that are committed to sustainable agriculture and agribusiness.

Alexandra WAFFLARD

– Belgium – Project Officer

Alexandra has a Master's Degree in Business Engineering, specialising in Corporate Sustainability. She is Belgian.

Alice JACQUES DE DIXMUDE

– Belgium – Project Officer

Alice is a bioscientific engineer. She is Belgian-Peruvian.

Amalia BANGUERO C.

– Belgium – Administrative and Logistics Assistant

Amalia is graduate in executive secretariat and marketing. She is Colombian.

Axelle RUPERT

– Belgium – Project Manager

Axelle has a Master of Laws (LLM), specialising in European law, environmental law and Common Agricultural Policy. She is French.

Bénédicte WERNER

– Belgium – Lead Expert

Bénédicte is an Agricultural engineer, water and forestry section. She is French.

Bianca MOITAS DE ALMEIDA

– Belgium – Trainee

Bianca is a certified Dietitian. She holds a master’s degree in Nutrition, Rural Development and Food Systems. She is Brazilian-Portuguese.

Blondelle Arlette GHOMFO

– Cameroon – National Coordinator of STDF Cameroon Project

She has a PhD in Plant Pathology (Dschang University) and a Master's in Standards and Quality Control of Agropastoral and Forestry Products.

Bodomziba TCHALA

– Togo – COLEACP National Relay in Togo

Bodomziba is an agricultural engineer and an expert in sanitary and phytosanitary measures. He is Togolese.

Brice MOUREAU

– Belgium – Access to Finance Expert

Brice holds a MSc. in Management – he has 7y of experience in Impact Investing  and Strategy Consulting. He is from Belgium.

Bruce CHEMJOR

– Kenya – Project Manager

Bruce has a BSc in Horticulture and is studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is Kenyan.

Camille DE WERGIFOSSE

– Belgium – Training Manager

Camille is a Bioscientific engineer. She is Belgian.

Carine KARUHIJE

– Belgium – Procurement and Tenders Manager

Carine has a degree in psychology. She is Belgo-Rwandan.

Carolina OTERO

– Belgium – Finance and Administration Officer

Carolina has a bachelor's degree in accounting. She is Venezuelan.

Chagema KEDERA

– Kenya – NExT Kenya Programme Coordinator

Chagema holds a PhD in plant pathology with plant breeding, and is a specialist in plant protection and food safety standards. He is Kenyan.

Chloé VIERENDEELS

– Belgium – Multimedia Production Manager

Chloé has Degree in Computer Graphics. She is Belgian.

Chris DOWNES

– Belgium – Policy and Law Lead Expert: Sustainable agri-food systems

Chris has a PhD in international trade and SPS law. He is a Brit turned Belgian.

Claire PEREZ

– Belgium – Project Manager

Claire has a Master's in International Trade. She is French.

Colmar A. SERRA

– Germany – COLEACP National Relay in the Dominican Republic

President of ECOTOPIA E.I.R.L., Colmar is a specialist in IPM & Biocontrol, Agroecology & Environment. He is German.

Damien CASTAGNIER

– France – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Purchasing, supply and value chains Director of PRONATURA.

Darya SILCHENKO

– Belgium – Trainee

Darya has a MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. She is from the United States.

David SODADE

– Belgium – Project Manager

David has an Advanced MSc in Development Studies, and an MSc in Energy and Agricultural Economics. He is Belgian-Nigerian.

Debora ADOSSI

– Togo – Project Manager

Debora is an engineer in the food industry. She is Togolese.

Denis FELICITE-ZULMA

– France – Project Manager

Denis has a Master's in Economics, specialising in business economics. He is French.

Dorothée VANDELEENE

– Belgium – Project Manager

Dorothée has a Master's in Public Relations, Advertising and Communication. She is Belgian.

Eddy RANDRIAMIHAJASOA

– Madagascar – COLEACP National Relay in Madagascar

Eddy holds Master's degrees in Strategic and Operational Management, and Economic Management Studies. He is Malagasy.

Edit Patric KABRÉ

– Burkina Faso – COLEACP National Relay in Burkina Faso

Edit is an expert in food safety and SPS issues. He is from Burkina Faso.

Edouard CHOUBIYI

– Benin – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

General Manager of ROYAL EXIM.

Edouard LEHMANN

– Switzerland – Research and Innovation manager

Edouard is Environmental Engineer. He has a PhD specialising in monitoring and evaluating the impact of pesticide residues. He is French.

Elena THIEL

– Belgium – Executive Assistant

Elena has a Degree in Public Relations. She is Belgian-Spanish.

Emmanuel BOURCELET

– Belgium – Marketing and Engagement Lead

Emmanuel is an Agricultural engineer and economist, specialising in marketing. He is French.

Emmanuelle PRUNIER

– Belgium – Training Quality Assurance Manager

Emmanuelle is an Agricultural engineer in tropical agronomy and development economics. She is French.

Erneste MURINDWA

– Rwanda – COLEACP National Relay in the Republic of Rwanda

Erneste is a Food technologist and expert in food quality and safety. He is Rwandese.

Florian LE HUNG

– Belgium – E-Learning Manager

Florian is a journalist. He is Belgian.

Fréderic ABALO

– Togo – Project Officer

Fréderic has a Msc. in Agricultural sciences and he is a Post-graduate alumni of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University. He is Togolese.

Gabriel OUIDI

– Côte d'Ivoire – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Executive Secretary of the OCAB (Central Organisation of Pineapple, Banana and Other Fruit Exporters).

Gaëtan DERMIEN

– Belgium – Information and communication manager

Gaëtan has a Degree in Marketing and Business Management. He is Belgian.

Géraud GNANGA

– Benin – Project Manager

Engr in Food & Drug Technology, MScs in Food Quality Management and in Pharmaco-Toxicology Analysis, Géraud is AI devotee. He is Beninese.

Gisèle MIZERO

– Belgium – Project Manager

Gisèle has a Master's in Business Administration and Finance. She is Belgian.

Gorete PINTO-TEIXEIRA

– France – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Sourcing Director of CAPEXO.

Grace Ahou YEBOUET

– France – Intern

Grace is studying Agricultural Engineering specialising in Crop Production and International Trade and Markets. She is from Côte d'Ivoire.

Grace AKAO

– Uganda – COLEACP National Relay in Uganda

An agricultural scientist(crop entomology), she is an expert in seed technology, plant health, SPS standards and food safety. She is Ugandan

Guy Jacques WAMBA

– Cameroon – COLEACP National Relay in Cameroon

Guy is an agricultural engineer specialising in plant protection and organic agriculture. He is from Cameroon.

Hans-Willem VAN DER WAAL

– Netherlands – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

CEO of AGRO FAIR EUROPE B.V. .

Inês BASTOS

– Belgium – Regional Programme Manager

Inês has a European Master's in Microfinance and Master's in International Politics. She is Portuguese.

Ingrid MORVAN

– Belgium – EU Policy and Regulations Expert (Animal/Animal Products)

Ingrid has a postgraduate degree in Business and European Law. She is French.

Isaac NDAMANHYILU

– Tanzania – COLEACP National Relay in Tanzania

Isaac holds a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. He is Tanzanian.

Isolina BOTO

– Belgium – Head of Networks and Alliances

Isolina is a graduate in Economics and Philology, and has management and policy experience. She is Spanish.

Jean-Marie SOP

– Cameroon – Secretary General of COLEACP

Director of UNAPAC (GIC UNITÉ AGROPASTORALE DU CAMEROUN).

Jenna WIJNGAARDE

– Suriname – COLEACP National Relay in the Caribbean Region (exp. Dominican Republic)

Jenna is a Farm Assurer Manager for Capricorn Projekt BV in Suriname. She is Surinamese.

Jeremy KNOPS

– Belgium – Délégué Général of COLEACP

Jeremy is a Management and economics engineer. He is Belgian.

Kadjala KPATCHA

– Togo – National Coordinator of STDF Togo Project

He holds a degree in Project Management and is a Senior Technician in Agriculture. He works with Togo’s Plant Protection Directorate (DPV).

Karim DOSTMOHAMED

– Kenya – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Managing Director of FRIGOKEN LTD.

Kelvin MAINA

– Kenya – Project Officer

Kelvin has a BSc in Agricultural Economics and is pursuing master’s in Project Management. He is a Kenyan.

Koen VANDERHAEGEN

– Belgium – Market Analytics Manager

Koen is a Bioscientific engineer. He is Belgian.

Komabou TOZO

– Togo – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

General Delegate of GREEN AGRI NOVA.

Laissa KAYITANA

– Belgium – Project Officer

Laïssa is an European public health student with a background in health security and health promotion. She is Belgian.

Laura WAUTERS

– Belgium – Project Manager & Vocational Training Expert

Laura is a Bioscientific engineer specialising in tropical agronomy. She is Belgian.

Laurence REKK

– Belgium – Finance and Administration Manager

Laurence has a Master's in Finance (specialising in fiscality). She is Belgian.

Leena MALDE

– United Kingdom – Vice-President of COLEACP

General Manager of WEALMOOR Ltd in the UK.

Lilian MURIUKI

– Kenya – Project Manager

Lilian holds a MSc. In Crop Protection. She is Kenyan.

Louise ABAYOMI

– Nigeria – COLEACP National Relay in Nigeria

Louise is a Postharvest Systems Expert (BEng, MSc, PhD), she is HACCP Level 4 (Manufacturing) and BRC V8 certified. She is Nigerian.

Mamadou CONDE

– Guinea – COLEACP National Relay in Guinea

Mamadou is an agricultural engineer with experience in agricultural sector development and export promotion. He is Guinean.

Mamadouba CAMARA

– Guinea – National Coordinator of STDF Guinea Project

An agricultural engineer with an MSc in Agroecology, Mamadouba specialises in administration management and is an SPS expert. He is Guinean.

Marco DIAZ

– Spain – Business Controller

Marco has a A2 in electronics and traineeship as analyst and programmer. He is Spanish.

Margaux MUYLE

– Belgium – Senior Project Manager

Margaux is a Bioscientific engineer in forest and natural resource management. She is Belgian.

Marian RENKENS

– Belgium – Senior Project Manager

Marian is a Bioscientific engineer, specialised in crop production and environmental technology. She is Belgian.

Marie-Hélène KESTEMONT

– Belgium – Regional Programme Manager

Marie-Hélène is a Crop protection engineer. She is Belgian.

Martin VAN BRAKEL

– Belgium – EU Policy and Regulations Expert (Fish/Fisheries)

Martin is a fisheries development professional and has a PhD in aquaculture. He is Dutch.

Marygoretti GACHAGUA

– Kenya – Project Manager

Marygoretti has a Master's in Environmental Planning & Management and a BSc in Agriculture/Crop Science. She is Kenyan.

Maud DELACOLLETTE

– Belgium – Head of the Technical Assistance Department

Maud is a Bioscientific engineer in tropical and subtropical agriculture. She is Belgian.

Merlene ODERO

– Kenya – Finance and Administration Officer

Merlene has a BCom in Business Administration and Management. She is a Kenyan.

Mikyas BEKELE

– Ethiopia – COLEACP National Relay in Ethiopia

Mikyas holds an MBA in project management and a BSc in Horticulture. He is Ethiopian.

Moctar FOFANA

– Mali – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

General Manager of AOM (Agrumes et Oléagineux du Mali SARL).

Morag WEBB

– United Kingdom – Head of Science and Policy

Morag has a degree in Environmental Science and a Master's in Integrated Pest Management. She is Welsh.

Nicolas SCHUMMER

– Belgium – Project Officer

Nicolas has a master in Political science. He is Belgian.

Nour SADDOUD

– Belgium – Training Project Officer

Nour has a Master's in Business Administration. She is Belgian.

Nursel GUMUSBOGA

– Belgium – Regional Programme Manager

Nursel is an Agronomist in tropical and subtropical agriculture. She is Belgian.

Olga KOUASSI ASSOVIE

– Côte d'Ivoire – COLEACP National Relay in Côte d'Ivoire

Olga is an agricultural engineer and food safety expert. She is from Côte d'Ivoire.

Olivier HERRERA MARIN

– Belgium – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

General Manager of FRESAL.

Peter NGOGA

– Kenya – Training Project Officer

Peter has a BSc in Agriculture and is studying for a Diploma in Project Management. He is Kenyan.

Pieterjan DE BAUW

– Belgium – Project Manager

Pieterjan is a Bioscience Engineer and holds a PhD in agronomy. He is Belgian.

Sandra ATINO

– Belgium – Full-Stack Developer

Sandra has a Diploma in Full-Stack Software Development. She is Ugandan.

Sandra BORMA

– Belgium – Digital Communication Officer

Sandra has Master's in Communication and Public Relations. She is Togolese.

Sebastian MARINO-COTO

– Belgium – Finance and Administration Lead

Sebastian is a management engineer. He is Belgian.

Soline MALBURET

– Belgium – Project Officer

Soline has a master's degree in Population and Development Sciences. She is French.

Stephen MINTAH

– Ghana – President of COLEACP

General Manager of Sea Freight Pineapple Exporters of Ghana (SPEG).

Thomas HILDENBRAND

– Belgium – Member of the COLEACP Board of Directors

Director of the Fruit Department at SIPEF.

Thomas LOPES

– Portugal – Project Manager

Thomas is an Agricultural engineer, PhD in Plant Protection. He is Portuguese and French.

Tracy MC GEE

– Belgium – Production Manager

Tracy has a Degree in art, visual communication and advertising. She is Malagasy - Irish.

Vanessa SIEG

– Belgium – Senior HR Manager

Vanessa has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is Anglo-German.

Véronique DANS

– Belgium – Project Officer

Véronique is Graduate in kinesitherapy and has a certificate in French writing. She is Belgian.

Victor BORO

– Belgium – Project Manager

Victor is a foreign affairs adviser, specialising in international politics and human rights. He is burkinabe.

Vincent CALLOUD

– Belgium – IT Manager

Vincent is a Business and management engineer. He is Belgian.

Vincent OMER-DECUGIS

– France – Treasurer of COLEACP

President of S.I.I.M. (Société Internationale d'Importation).

Virginie TOURE DE BAGLION DE LA DUFFERIE

– Guinea – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Director General of SGDD (Société Guinéenne pour le Développement Durable).

Volkert ENGELSMAN

– Netherlands – Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

CEO of EOSTA.

Wédji FALL SYLLA

– Senegal – COLEACP National Relay in Senegal

Wédji is an agrobiologist specialising in food safety. She is Senegalese.

Weiting YAO

– Belgium – Project Officer

Graduated from her master’s degree in international business, Weiting has a mixed background of business and engineering. She is Chinese.

Wester SCHEPERS

– Belgium – Senior Project Manager

Wester has a Master's in Nutrition and Rural Development, specialising in rural economics and management. He is Belgian.

William ZIREBWA

– Zimbabwe – COLEACP National Relay in Zimbabwe

William is an Agribusiness professional with extensive horticultural value chain experience in Sub Sahara Africa. He is zimbabwean.

Zuzana MAJESKA

– France – Digital Production Officer

Zuzana has a webmaster/frontend developer certificate. She is French. 

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