The Netherlands-Africa Business Council operates from its head office in The Hague, with permanent representation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Algeria. 

Management Team

Irene Visser

Position: Managing Director

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Mackenzie Masaki

Position: Head of Agribusiness

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Marina Diboma

Position: Head of External Affairs and International Cooperation

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Office Management

Evan Lazar

Position: Financial Officer

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Djamila Benabdallah

Position: Office Manager & Human Resources

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Strategic Sectors and Regions

Hilde Duns

Position: Programme Manager Poultry

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Daphne Willems

Position: Programme Manager AgriBusiness

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Jan Maas

Position: Project Manager

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Faustine Lescanne

Position: Project Manager

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Anitra van der Kraan

Position: Program Manager Agribusiness

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Marketing, Media & Events

Daan Vreeburg

Position: Marketing and Events Manager

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Arne Doornebal

Position: Media Relations

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Alexandra Alink

Position: Project Coordinator

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Local Representation

Djamila Benabdallah

Position: Contact for the Conseil d'Affaires Algéro-Néerlandais (CAAN)

Fleur Hoog Antink

Position: Acting Managing Director of The Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council

Supervisory Board

Ben Zwinkels (Chairman)

Position: Chairman & Senior Advisor - AfricInvest Group in Tunis en Representative of FMO

Tom de Man

Position: Former regional President Africa and ME at Heineken

Victor Langenberg

Position: Regional Manager Sub-Saharan Africa - Deltares Knowledge Institute

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Jan van der Horst

Position: Director Corporate Affairs - Vlisco

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Leontine van Hooft

Position: Director - Green Dream Company

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Frank Nagel

Position: Director Advisory Services - Rabobank

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Paul van de Ven

Position: Area manager Africa - Institut de Selection Animale

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Jacob van der Vis

Position: Advisor - The Hague Security Delta

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What our team can do for you:

Trade Missions

The NABC has organized more than 50 trade missions, covering more than 40 African countries, over the past 5 years. Find out where we went and where we are going.


The NABC organizes several conferences, seminars and business clubs, providing the perfect opportunity for all our members to exchange knowledge and enhance their network.


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