Jan joined the NABC agribusiness team in 2021. As the Poultry Expert, his local and global experiences come hand in hand. Jan combines his expertise in the Dutch poultry industry and his knowledge of the African poultry sector to coordinate and implement the programmes and projects of the Agribusiness team.
With over 30 years in the poultry sector, Jan’s expertise is in the trends and developments of the poultry industry worldwide, and more specifically in the housing, equipment and climate control of poultry. In addition to his role at NABC, Jan’s invaluable expertise is demonstrated through his positions as an International Poultry consultant for his own company, Dutch Poultry Management Support and as the Relations Manager for the Dutch Poultry Centre, an organisation with more than 100 members all active in the poultry industry worldwide.
Prior to these experiences, Jan was designing, selling and implementing poultry projects in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He was also a trainer at the International Training Institute of Pig and Poultry Husbandry and Feed Milling Technology, in which he trained many students from various African countries and was involved in numerous poultry training projects across Africa.
Jan’s passion is anything poultry-related and he believes “giving away will make you rich”.