Experienced, Capable & Knowledgeable

The Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds consists of an entrepreneurial team with an extensive network. All team members have broad experience in various sectors and are therefore well able to spot market opportunities and establish new collaborations.

Our team


Herman de Boon

Former chairman of Cebeco Groep

Theo Duijvestijn

Wethouder Gemeente Westland

Michel Haring

Plant physiology professor University of Amsterdam

Peter Klinkhamer

Leiden University / IBL (Institute of Biology)

Gijs Kok

Director Corporate Affairs FloraHolland

Anker Sørensen

Vice President Vegetable Crops KeyGene


Nettie Buitelaar


Anne Mensink

Food Valley NL

Richard van de Merwe

Rabobank Bollenstreek

Willem Ravensberg

Koppert Biological Systems

Elke van der Stok

Grow Group

Rob Verpoorte

Leiden University