Gijs Herpers

Gijs Herpers

Gijs is an entrepreneur and consultant with 10 years of experience in the private and development sector, with a focus on agribusiness and nutrition. He is BoP Innovation Center's Associate for Bangladesh where he has volunteered, worked and lived for over six years. He has a Master’s degree in International Business. Currently he works on GEOPOTATO and is expanding the presence of BoP Innovation Center in Bangladesh.
 
With a straightforward, hands-on approach focused on results, Gijs believes that solutions are created and perfected in practice. This has resulted in Just Farming, his company in Bangladesh that works with small agricultural producers to deliver the quality that national and international retail chains and processors require. Before this, he was Deputy Project Manager for PROOFS, creating inclusive business solutions in agriculture, WASH & nutrition.
 
Gijs is driven by a passion to reduce inequality and for everyone to have a respected place in this world. Having directly seen the dreams, independence and willingness to invest in better lives of people during his years in rural Bangladesh, he believes in unlocking the potential of the BoP as producers and consumers to make their dreams come true.
Regional Director - Asia and Associate

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