About us

Meet the team

Mirjam Boekestijn
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic and committed to promote the Dutch horticulture sector worldwide
  • Originating from a horticulture family
  • More than 10 years of experience in the horticulture sector
  • Project coordination and management skills
Gert Dral
Director China
  • Active involvement in developments and projects in China since 2004; and for South-East Asia since 2010.
  • Experienced director and supervisor at various companies and institutions.
  • Large network at home and abroad (Public and Private).
Desh Ramnath
Director India
  • Purpose and vision driven Change and Match Maker for Success.
  • Creator of innovative profitable business models that create impact, happiness and profit growth.
  • Strategic Business Developer with a focus on strategic advice to business development and general strategy.
Hans van der Beek
Director Gulf region
  • 25 years of experience in the Arab world
  • Agricultural Counsellor for the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the Arabian Gulf and in Egypt
  • Worked more than 10 years at Wageningen University and has written various scientific publications
Ysabel van der Meer
Marketing & Communications a.i.
Rianne Vink
Marketing & Communications a.i.
Michael Min
Representative China
DGD team member
Joseph Mouawad-Ibrahim
Representative Gulf region / Middle East
Dgd team member
Tarannum Kadarbhai
Representative India
Mohan Subramaniam
Representative in Malaysia
Murteza Khan
Representative South-East Asia

Supervisory Board

Joep van den Bosch
Chief Innovation Officer at Ridder
Adri Pols
Chief Executive Officer at BOAL Group
Martin Helmich
CCO at Hoogendoorn Growth Management
Wouter Kuiper
CEO at KUBO Greenhouse projects
Peter Maes
Peter Maes
Chief Strategy Officer at Koppert