The Future Food Fund team is very excited that Jaap Strengers will strengthen us in the role of Investment Director. He has extensive experience in strategy, corporate finance and innovation working for McKinsey, Nutreco and SYSTEMIQ, across multiple countries including South Africa, Indonesia and the UK. In addition he helped raise capital for a UK-based start-up that focused on renewable energy project development on farms. His background in the food and agriculture sector working with both corporates as well as early-stage companies therefore makes him a valuable addition to our team.
Moreover, Jaap has spent most of his career identifying opportunities that sit at the nexus between financial as well as environmental and societal return, experience he hopes to put to good use with his work for the Future Food Fund.
In his role as Investment Director, Jaap is looking forward to supporting multiple start-ups in their growth journey; not only through providing capital but also through working with entrepreneurs throughout their time with the Future Food Fund.
In his free time, Jaap enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters yet making sure to find sufficient time to pursue different sports including running, kitesurfing and field hockey.