Rutger Groot (1965) is a Dutch national living in The Netherlands. He is married to Carolijn Ploem who is managing director of the Daniel den Hoed cancer clinic of Erasmus MC Rotterdam, and has two children.
Mr. Groot holds degrees from the University of Buckingham, Erasmus University Rotterdam and INSEAD Fontainebleau. He worked in various international management roles in insurance and agricultural finance in Africa, Asia and Latin America for Rabobank before joining East-West Seed.
Whilst serving on the EWS Group’s supervisory board and chairing the HR and remuneration committee, he also leads the EWS Knowledge Transfer Foundation in its rapid global expansion of its smallholder farmer training programs.