Special Envoys

Special envoys are recognised circular economy experts who can represent the Holland Circular Hotspot Foundation worldwide. They come from different sectors and represent Dutch businesses and entrepreneurs, international public organisations, government bodies or knowledge and research institutes. They all have a sound knowledge of the Dutch circular economy eco-system and collectively bring in a broad international experience in fostering sustainability and developing innovative business models. Just like us, they have the inner motivation to make the world more sustainable, green and circular. They help us facilitate the transition to a circular economy at international level.

Meet our experts

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Reinhardt Smit

Closing the Loop

E-waste management, Informal Sector Business Development | Africa

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Ton van der Giessen

CEO Van Werven

Waste collection & recycling business opportunities Europe and Africa

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Jacqueline Cramer

Utrecht Sustainability Institute

sustainable entrepreneurship & innovation | Europe

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Jos Reinhoudt

Duurzame Denkkracht

Circular business models, SMEs, CSR strategy | Europe, Kenya, East-Africa

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Jan Jonker

JAB Management Consultancy / Radboud University Nijmegen

Circular business models & strategies, transition thinking | Australia, Europe, Africa

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Kees Kwant

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Energy, biobased economy, CE , policy development | Ukraine, Malaysia, China, South Africa

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Edo Offerhaus

NLinBusiness

Dutch trade promotion, international business opportunities, public-private initiatives

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Bert Keesman

MetaSus

waste management, air quality, soil remediation, energy | Thailand, Costa Rica

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Linda Breukers

Holland House Waste Window

Waste management, CE strategy | Colombia, Latin America

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Hans van Ek

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

CE, Partners in Business (PIB) Private Sector Development (PSD), agriculture | South Africa, Myanmar

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Jan Jaap Folmer

Upp! UpCycling Plastic

CE business models, plastic & textile waste recycling, start-ups & scale-ups | Asia, Africa, Europe

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Joan Prummel

Rijkswaterstaat Environment

circular procurement, policy development, CE business models | Singapore, China, Australia, Europe

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Marieke van der Werf

Dr2 New Economy

energy, resource efficiency, nature development, policy development | Europe

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Pieter van Os

CIRCO

plastics, textiles, construction, electronics, energy | Brazil, Southeast Asia, Europe

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Sann Carrière

So Now

plastics, packaging, CE business models | Singapore, Asia

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Rick Passenier

PACE Business Partners / CIRCO PHAXTEC Inc.

biotechnology, CE business models, product design, policy development | UAE, USA, Thailand, Japan

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Douwe Jan Joustra

ICE-Amsterdam

ecomimicry, CE business models, policy development | Taiwan, Latin America, Europe

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Marjolein Brasz

Foodvalley NL

biomass, food, agriculture, public-private partnerships | South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Saudi Arabia

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Olaf Blaauw

Olaf Blaauw Consultancy

chemical and pharmaceutical industry | Taiwan, Panamá, UK, USA, Italy, Switzerland

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Rob Oomen

Madaster

circular building, materials passport | China, USA, UK, UAE

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Heyd Mas

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

CE metrics, CE business models, circular procurement, innovation | Brazil, Europe

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Josse Kunst

Kiduara B.V.

chemical and molecular recycling, bio-based plastics, CE business models | Japan, Asia, Africa

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Arthur ten Wolde

Circular Future

CE business models, plastics, textile, policy development, EPR | Europe

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Peter Gersen

Compazz Foundation