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

Intern

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

Amalia BANGUERO C.

Administrative and Logistics Assistant

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

Anita SAFI-DIAZILA

Project Manager

Anita is a Bioscientific engineer. She is Belgian-Congolese.

Apollo OWUOR

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Apollo is the Chairman of FPEAK (Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya). He is Kenyan.

Axelle RUPERT

Project Officer

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

Bénédicte WERNER

Regional Programme Manager

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

Blondelle Arlette GHOMFO

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

COLEACP National Relay in Togo

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

Bruce CHEMJOR

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

Training Manager

Camille is a Bioscientific engineer. She is Belgian.

Carine KARUHIJE

Finance and Administration Officer

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

Chagema KEDERA

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

Graphic Design Officer

Chloé has Degree in Computer Graphics. She is Belgian.

Claire PEREZ

Project Officer

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

David SODADE

Project officer

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

Denis FELICITE-ZULMA

Project Manager

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

Dorothée VANDELEENE

Project Officer

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

Eddy RANDRIAMIHAJASOA

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

COLEACP National Relay in Burkina Faso

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

Edouard CHOUBIYI

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Edouard is General Manager of ROYAL EXIM. He is from Benin.

Edouard LEHMANN

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

Executive Assistant

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

Emmanuel BOURCELET

Marketing and Engagement Lead

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

Emmanuelle PRUNIER

Training Development Manager

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

Eugénia SANTOS LUCAS

Finance and Administration Officer

Eugénia has a Master’s in translation and business management. She is Brazilian.

Florian LE HUNG

E-Learning Manager

Florian is a journalist. He is Belgian.

Frederic ROSSENEU

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Frederic is the Business Development Manager of GREENYARD. He is Belgian.

Gabriel OUIDI

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

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

Gaëtan DERMIEN

Information and communication manager

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

Gisèle MIZERO

Project Manager

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

Grace AKAO

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

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

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Hans-Willem is the CEO of AGRO FAIR EUROPE B.V. . He is from the Netherlands.

Inês BASTOS

Regional Programme Manager

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

Isaac NDAMANHYILU

COLEACP National Relay in Tanzania

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

Isolina BOTO

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

Secretary General of COLEACP

Jean-Marie is Director of UNAPAC (GIC UNITÉ AGROPASTORALE DU CAMEROUN). He is Cameroonian.

Jenna WIJNGAARDE

COLEACP National Relay in Suriname

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

Jeremy KNOPS

General Delegate

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

John KAVUMA

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

John is the CEO of JAKSONS UGANDA Ltd. He is Ugandan.

Julien DILLY

Finance and Administration Manager

Julien has a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is Belgian. 

Kadjala KPATCHA

National Coordinator of STDF Cameroon 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

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Karim is the Managing Director of FRIGOKEN LTD. He is Kenyan.

Karina DE POOL

COLEACP National Relay in the Dominican Republic

Karina is an Industrial Engineer, specialising in international commerce and private sector development. She is Dominican.

Koen MAES

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Koen is Business Development Manager at SPECIAL FRUIT N.V. He is Belgian.

Koen VANDERHAEGEN

Project Manager

Koen is a Bioscientific engineer. He is Belgian.

Komabou TOZO

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Komabou is the General Delegate of GREEN AGRI NOVA. He is Togolese.

Laura WAUTERS

Project Manager

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

Laurence REKK

Finance and Administration Manager

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

Leena MALDE

Vice-President of COLEACP

Leena is General Manager of WEALMOOR Ltd in the UK. She is English.

Lucie BLONDIAU

Project Officer

Lucie has a MSc in Environmental Science and Technology. She is Belgian.

Ludovic AKENAN

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Ludovic is Imports-Exports Director of PRONATURA SAS. He is French.

Mamadou CONDE

COLEACP National Relay in Guinea

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

Mamadouba CAMARA

National Coordinator of STDF Togo Project

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

Marco DIAZ

Finance and Administration Manager

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

Margaux MUYLE

Senior Project Manager

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

Marian RENKENS

Project Manager

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

Marie-Hélène KESTEMONT

Regional Programme Manager

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

Marygoretti Gachagua

Project Manager

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

Maud DELACOLLETTE

Regional Programme Manager

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

Mereia Volavola

Mereia VOLAVOLA

COLEACP National Relay in Fiji

Mereia holds an MBA in Banking and Finance. She specialises in private sector development, value chain supply and agribusiness.

Mikyas BEKELE

COLEACP National Relay in Ethiopia

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

Moctar FOFANA

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Moctar is the General Manager of AOM (Agrumes et Oléagineux du Mali SARL). He is Malian.

Mohamed NDIAYE

Digital Project Officer

Mohamed has a degree in networks and telecommunications, and is studying for a master's degree in computer engineering. He is Senegalese.

Morag WEBB

Head of Science and Policy

Morag has a Master's in Integrated Pest Management. She is Welsh.

Nicolas SCHUMMER

Project Officer

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

Nigel NAMUYAMBA

Intern

Nigel has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. He is Zambian.

Nursel GUMUSBOGA

Regional Programme Manager

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

Océane RENNOTTE

Project Officer

Océane is a Bioscientific engineer. She is Belgian.

Olga KOUASSI ASSOVIE

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

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Olivier is General Manager of FRESAL. He is French.

Peter NGOGA

Training Project Officer

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

Pierre ABOU EID

Finance and Administration Officer

Pierre has a Bachelor of Business Administration. He’s French.

Sami CHAUVET

Training Project Officer

Sami has a degree in Political Science. He holds a Master's degree in Sustainable Environmental Management. He is Franco-Algerian.

Sandra BORMA

Digital Communication Officer

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

Sebastian MARINO-COTO

Finance and Administration Lead

Sebastian is a management engineer. He is Belgian.

Stephen MINTAH

President of COLEACP

Stephen is the General Manager of Sea Freight Pineapple Exporters of Ghana (SPEG). He is Ghanaian.

Thomas HILDENBRAND

Member of the COLEACP Board of Directors

Thomas is the Director of the Fruit Department at SIPEF. He is Belgian.

Thomas LOPES

Project Manager

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

Tracy MC GEE

Production Manager

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

Véronique DANS

Project Officer

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

Victor BORO

Project Manager

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

Vincent BERTHET

Project Officer

Vincent has a master's degree in management of forest and natural habitats. Specialization in tropical forest. He is Belgian.

Vincent CALLOUD

IT Manager

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

Vincent OMER-DECUGIS

Treasurer of COLEACP

Vincent is the Managing Director of S.I.I.M. (Société Internationale d'Importation). He is French.

Volkert ENGELSMAN

Member of the Board of Directors of COLEACP

Volkert is CEO of EOSTA. He is from the Netherlands.

Wédji FALL SYLLA

COLEACP National Relay in Senegal

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

Wester SCHEPERS

Senior Project Manager

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

Yessie MEYER

- Belgium - Regional Programme Manager

Yessie is an Agricultural engineer specialising in economics and sociology in tropical and subtropical regions. She is Belgian.

Zuzana MAJESKA

Frontend developer

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

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