Netherlands Agro, Food & Technology Centre (NAFTC) has appointed Errol van Groenewoud and Paul Oosterlaken as the chairmen of the NAFTC offices in India and China respectively. Both will succeed Jan Hak, the founding father of NAFTC since its establishment in 2008.
Errol van Groenewoud has a broad overview of Indian agribusiness. He has been a frequent visitor to Indian farmers as well as to food processing companies.
“From a joined sector approach, we can increase the success of the individual members by strengthening our added value, which improves the efficiency of the Indian agri and food sector with innovative Dutch technology solutions,” says Groenewoud.
Paul Oosterlaken has in depth experience of doing business in China. “We have a marketing tool which distinguishes us from our foreign competitors,” says Oosterlaken.
NAFTC promotes Dutch agriculture, food processing and horticulture solutions in emerging economies, through chain-oriented clusters as well as individually. The organisation represents and assists its members both individually and collectively. It provides services such as market intelligence, matchmaking, marketing and promotional activities, logistical support, incubation, access to local networks, and individual advice and market guidance.