Our professionals are the kernels of business processes: strong social networks between people operating in decentralized cross-functional teams create space, ambition, flow and excitement.
The organization is based on dynamic management where space, accountability and informal relationships are key. We grow by flexible organizational principles where agile change is daily routine. High quality employment where trust, knowledge awareness and knowledge activation thrive competitiveness and productivity.
Jamilla has an academic background in International and European Law and a professional background in Legal Research, Public & International Economic Law, Human Rights Law, knowledge exchange and policy development.
She has worked within international organisations, NGOs and government institutions, most notably the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Currently specialising in Food Law.
Jamilla has a well-developed legal acumen, which she combines with an understanding of societies to challenge stakeholders in the International Business, Non-Governmental and Unilateral environments. She uses her professional and personal skills to provide insight in complex systems and has the gift of enabling people to understand priorities in the humanities.
Within MatureDevelopment she is researching the implementation and transparency of the block chain in the global seafood Industry, taking into consideration the critical success and failure factors in the legal context and the development of Food Safety, Food Security and Food Law.
Out of personal and professional interest Peter has developed a high level of expertise in biofuel production and a strong network in the biofuel industry through his company Bearth Energy Solutions (2008). The first seeds were planted during his BSc in Innovation Sciences and MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology. Peter researched techniques and developed knowledge in Jatropha expelling and purification processes (2007-2010). His publications are still of value as relevant literature reference. Besides knowhow and project management his hands-on approach is a valuable addition to starting and maintaining initiatives. As director of MatureDevelopment BV (2010) his combined interest in innovation, sustainability and authority leads to new challenging projects. His membership of the (PPO) biofuel standardisation committee in the EU reflects his competence and involvement in this industry.
Professor Simon Davies, A Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, holds the Chair in Animal Nutrition and Aquaculture at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, England and is Honorary Professor at Nottingham University and Visiting Professor at Bristol University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was a Professor at Plymouth University for 30 years leading undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Simon obtained his BSc in Biochemistry and Masters in Nutrition and a PhD in Nutritional Physiology of salmon. He was a Post- Doctoral Fellow at the University of Idaho, USA and has supervised 35 PhD students and over 300 Masters Students’. He is the author of 150 scientific papers, book chapters and reports and recipient of over £5M of research income. Simon is the Editor-in-Chief of ‘International Aquafeed’ that specialises in the associated feed industry for the farming of fish with a wide global circulation. He has been instrumental in developing new feed technologies for the sustainable production of farmed fish. His research on trace element and vitamin nutrition of fish has been pioneering and highly praised. More recently he is evaluating natural prebiotic and probiotic ‘healthy bacteria’ dietary supplements to enhance the immune functions of fish to improve disease resistance and mitigate the use of antibiotics that can lead to antimicrobial resistance. He is developing advanced molecular techniques to quantify gene expression in the intestine of farmed fish to better understand the gut microbiology or microbiome.
Simon Davies is committed to education at all levels from vocational training to university degree levels and beyond. He is a strong believer in open access life-long learning and the alleviation of poverty globally through advancement in new technologies and especially improved food production practices.
Jeroen has almost finished his master degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente. With his mathematical tool set he builds simulation and optimization models that can describe the world on each level: from the molecular level to large scale automated controllable systems. Making the world a better place for this generation and for the next is his main goal. Jeroen beliefs that this can be achieved by optimization and smarter ways to use existing tools. With mathematical models Jeroen gives a lot of insight into complex systems. This insight he uses to create optimal strategies to find solutions. Designing and implementing these models to fit the world accurately, while keeping computations possible with fast algorithms, are great challenges that Jeroen loves to work on.
Paco, educated in Chemistry and Program / Project management at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (2018) has a keen interest in management of challenging complex research and development. He demonstrates his professional agility and competences in multicultural, cultural and innovative project management in the domains food security, aquaculture feed development, ICT portal development and beyond.
Physics, chemistry, innovative challenges, people, his energetic thrive to completing projects within the expected time frame, accepting capacity constraints; This is for Paco the ecosystem for delivering competitive advantages.
He contributes to MatureDevelopment in thoughtful realizing the project management, yet understanding the competitive business context.
Paco, a passionate and serious manager in a science & business driven arena.
Renata has a bachelor in marine biology with emphasis in marine costal management at the Estate University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil and recent finished her Master degree in aquaculture and fisheries at the University of Algarve in Portugal.
With a different background, she moved to Europe for gaining more international experience and knowledge, she acquired an excellent knowledge on fish reproduction at the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research in Greece. Renata became extremely adaptive to the different circumstances and perspectives of sustainable approaches, especially regarding aquaculture.
Her passion for the oceans, aquaculture and sustainability combined with her curiosity and strong believe in a sustainable future, gives her an outstanding ability to communicate and connect people.
With her expertise in aquaculture, sustainable processes and fish reproduction she contributes to the innovative and sustainable activities of MatureDevelopment. Renata is the connection of MatureDevelopment in Portugal and due to the international experiences and easy communication she contributes to overcome the barrier between countries and it is the connection for international activities in Portugal.
Maarten holds a Bachelor degree in Water Management / Aquatic Ecotechnology from the HZ University of Applied Sciences (2014) and graduated cum laude for his Master degree in Aquaculture & Fisheries at the University of Algarve (2016).
He contributes to MatureDevelopment’s field of expertise with overall knowledge and experience in water management practices and his specialization in aquaculture and fish ecology.
His current involvement in the field of regional water management and aquatic ecology has strongly enforced his drive for the optimization of already existing processes, more efficient management practices and improvement of sustainability targets.
From this professional perspective, combined with his passion for ecology, developments, aquaculture and fishing, and ambition to contribute for sustainability onto a global scale, MatureDevelopment is providing the perfect environment for Maarten to develop his personal and professional competences.
Alasdair is a high school student who has just finished 5 years of study in the Netherlands and is now continuing his education in the UK, studying Maths, Physics and Economics.
Alasdair has a keen interest in science, technology and business, for example leading a team at his former school introducing new EdTech strategies. Passionate about debating and Model United Nations, Alasdair takes an interest in the world around him and current affairs.
Alasdair is helping to set up a Youth Advisory board at MatureDevelopment, as well as being involved in a project looking at the future of block chain technology in aquaculture with MatureDevelopment.
With MatureDevelopment, Bryan has gained work experience in the field of sustainability as a working professional. Bryan finalized a Bachelor’s in International Business and Management Studies, at the Rotterdam Business School (RBS) with a minor in International Logistics Management. For his final year, he conducted a thesis research on blockchain technology in the fishing industry with Martin Lelek. In brief, the study was about gaining understanding on blockchain technology. It also investigated how it can be adopted in the fishing industry for added-value. This was done by exploring the success factors and bottlenecks of the implementation of a blockchain based track and trace system in the fisheries industry.
Now, he has taken on the opportunity to further enrich his personal growth and contribute towards sustainable development by pursuing a MSc in Logistics Management at the RBS. This is diverse program that offers a mixture of academic research and practical experience in an international setting. He strongly believes the productivity over the course of the program will augment his leadership qualities and solving complex problems. As entrepreneur Dan Norris wrote in his book ‘Create or Hate: Successful people make things’, he is certain that “productivity equals creativity”.
Bryan is an excellent communicator in French, English and Dutch. He possesses skills including critical thinking, analytics and report writing abilities to understand the internal and external changes influencing businesses. With these qualities, Bryan can show intercultural adaptability among teams. The ability to define the scope as well as assess the trends and developments on a global scale are Bryan’s strong point.
Björn finalized his Bachelor in Water Management / Aquatic Eco technology at the HZ University of Applied Sciences (2016) and enrolls in the MSc Sustainable Development- Energy and Materials at the Utrecht University. He contributes to MatureDevelopment in his field of expertise with an approach on technology, cultivation automation and process optimization & control. He is keen on troubleshooting and challenges. With his experience and competences on rest stream utilization in value chains, Björn is contributing to cultivation of microorganisms. Designing and implementing highly sensitive sensors, raw data utilization through optimization of Programmable Logic Controllers is the domain where Björn makes the difference that creates the competitive advantage. He brings Aquatic Eco technology into a new era.
Develops and maintains with authorization positive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders in the company, in aquaculture industry and regions; joining the founder and professionals in the domain of R&D, presentations and business travels.
His scientific and competitive field as a biologist is in developing synbiotics as instrument for competitive advantages in the aquaculture industry. He understands the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially the thematic issue SDG 14, 'Advancing the sustainable use and conservation of the oceans ....'.
Aquaculture industry is already for years challenged by sustainability goals and the effects of dietary fish feed and supplements; nutrition. His academic interest is fish health by various aspects of synbiotic administration in aquaculture / immune response and disease resistance especially in fingerlings.
As respected character he brings intangible value to MatureDevelopment when professionals and management are in home and new global territories. As strongly motivated rower, athlete, he understands the value of clear mind in healthy body.
His itinerary support and mutual development are a competitive advantage for this company in innovative strategies.
Martin is a Czech young professional who likes challenges. During his studies at the High school of Chemistry in Pardubice (CZ), he did his internship at the laboratory of Food and Nutrition, Plymouth University (UK).
During his study at the University of Pardubice (Chemical Technology), he cooperated with company Synthesia a.s. on his bachelor thesis. He researched potential new organic pigments. In summer 2017 he assisted in the biochemical projects at the University of Mostar (BiH).
As of 2015, he supports other students to get international work experience via the student organisation IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience). In this position, he developed management skills.
During his study Economy and Management at the University of Pardubice (CZ), these skills were further developed in a set of competencies for his MSc degree. At MatureDevelopment in the WTC The Hague (NL), he contributes to the implementation management of Blockchain technology in the international active food industry with a focus on the seafood value chain.
Wesley finalized a Bachelor in Water Management / Aquatic Ecotechnology at the HZ University of Applied Sciences (2015) and a MSc Sustainable Development - Environmental Change and Ecosystems at Utrecht University in 2017.
He contributes to MatureDevelopment field of expertise with a multidisciplinary approach on technology, ecology, economy and sustainable development.
With an international view and experiences in development- and environmental research projects in the Philippines, Uganda and Curaçao, Wesley has an ambition to improve living conditions around the globe! His concept ‘Students4Development’; = to involve businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and students in sustainable development = was the winner of the ING Jumpstart 2013 after competing in a pitch- and national Facebook contest.
His passion for ecology, scuba diving, aquaculture and Corporate Social Responsibility combined with his ambition to create a sustainable society contributes to his professional competences. MatureDevelopment provides Wesley the environment to evolve in this professional competences.
Based on his bachelor Coastal Zone Management study, Dave creates the stepping stone ‘MatureDevelopment Nordics’. Residing in Oslo, Norway, he studies the intercultural cooperation between The Netherlands and Norway. Bridging the culture of Norway and The Netherlands is important when business is emerging.
Both countries ‘moral circles’ will support synergy in business, when understood in a professional but natural way. Dave shows based on his own experience, his extensive field research and accepted theories, how these insights contribute to successful business development, both in The Netherlands and Norway.
More than twenty years of executive business experience allowed Jürgen to collect a sound portfolio of management tools and necessary soft skills.Throughout his industrial career he was active in the field of Thin-Film-Engineering and Process-Technologies.
He acquired intense cross cultural knowledge of the ASEAN markets (including PR China and India) but Taiwan, Korea and Japan as well. In order to enhance his knowledge he took an executive BBA in Zürich and completed an education in systemic coaching. In 2006 he decided to start his own company as an industry consultant. He studied at University Karlsruhe (TH) and holds a diploma in mechanical engineering. Jürgen resides in Hessen, Germany.
With his Bachelor degree in Communication and Multimedia Design and his follow up with a Master in Media Studies, Floris contributes to MatureDevelopment’s field of expertise as a thrived professional with a valuable set of practical yet academic competences.
His developed designer interest in 'look and feel', is balanced by his personal interest in science ranging from sociology to quantum physics, as illustrated by one of his favorite set of tutorial animations: ‘The Observer in Physics Double Slit Experiment and Example in Nature’
His character is colored by strong needs for 'knowing', 'understanding' and 'putting thoughts into broadened perspective'. A critical mind which adds continuous learning and joy to our ventures.
With his Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering and his Master degree in Sustainable Energy Technology, Martijn contributes to MatureDevelopment’s field of expertise in a technical yet functional scientific way. Focused on bridging barriers for success he adds insight in the role of critical factors. His related research and competences adds to the company’s advantage to realize its biofuel business development in a profitable and competitive way. His ‘hands on’ mentality combined with a fundament of competences, brings Martijn into projects where problem solution and performance is important. During his R&D activities Martijn demonstrated competences in (re)engineering of flexible modular systems for the sustainable energy industry; one of our key solutions for sustainable risk averse development of biofuel production sites.
Edoardo has an extensive background in aquaculture and agriculture and holds a PhD in Aquaponics and two MSc in Aquaculture and Agroecology. His primary goal is to produce sustainable food through systems integration and low-input management. He has carried out research on aquaculture topics with a particular focus on Integrated Agriculture Aquaculture Systems (IAAS) both with freshwater and saline water, recirculating aquaculture and saline agriculture. He has authored many papers, book chapters and manuals for both scientific dissemination and extension.
Edoardo is an experienced advisor in development cooperation projects funded by different donors. He started his international career in 2001 and worked on several consulting assignments with FAO and other international organizations. His main areas of activity are S.E. Asia and the Middle East, where he has worked for the development of sustainable aquaculture and agricultural systems in both arid lands and tropical regions.
Since 2013 he has been supporting governmental agencies on capacity building, good aquaculture practices, extension and vocational training, as well as promoting rural development through small scale aquaculture and women entrepreneurship.
More recently he has been advising and managing the startup of commercial aquaponics/hydroponics ventures in SE Asia for the production of chemical-free products and nutraceuticals for the pharmaceutical industry.
Martin is Environmental Sciences Professional and Architect. He is a passionate advocate of sustainable development, who has worked on large scale civil engineering projects and several small scale architectural projects. With a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Environmental Sciences and a master’s degree in Architecture, Martin is a well-diversified individual who has a unique perspective on how to integrate different fields of expertise.
Residing in Indonesia for some years now he is fluent in Indonesian and is considered the 'stepping stone' for the activities of MatureDevelopment in and towards Asia. Martin is valuable to serve not only the Asian markets, but to add value in understanding, managing and bridging cultures. The ability to act flexible in this regional but global setting, places the company into a competitive advantage for Asia.
Hanus Samro is vastly experienced as young professional. He was elected to the Faroese parliament in 2011 at the age of 23, the youngest parliamentarian in history; member in the committee of industry, of health and of social affairs. He represented his party on the international scene: the annual United Nations meeting in 2012.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of the Faroe Islands in 2014. His thesis is about the dispute between the three coastal states (Faroe Islands, Norway and the EU) regarding the mackerel quota in 2010.
He is currently working on his masters. Hanus has specialized in international politics, where his main interest is fishing rights, historical catch and exclusive economic zone.
He has published three substantial books about fishing rights and the history of the exclusive economic zone.
First book “Stríðið um fiskimarkið” (The battle for the Exclusive Economic Zone, EEZ). It is about the history of the EEZ (1494 – 1964) and the struggle for the Faroe Islands to move it from 3 to 12 nautical miles in 1964.
Second book “Stríðið um makrelin” (The battle for mackerel in the North Atlantic). It is about the origin of the dispute between the EU and the Faroe Islands about the allocations of mackerel and herring quotas.
Third book “Stríðið um 200 fjórðingar – eisini ein spurningur um EF” (The battle for the 200 nautical miles exclusive economic zone – also a question about EU membership). It is about the struggle to move the EEZ from 12 to 200 nautical miles in 1977 and how EU membership influenced the decision.
Hanus is competent and active in policy consultancy. As expressed professional in international & fisheries by education, by experience and by stakeholder understanding he adds competitive strategic value towards clients; policy development, negotiation preparation, conflict resolution and -strategies. At regional and (trans)national level.
On top of his outspoken personal views on and thrive for innovation, Bart earned a Bachelor degree in Human Interaction Design and is member of the Microsoft Certified Professional Program as Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. His ability to understand stakeholders’ needs, to translate needs into technology and interaction design, created a new era in the approach of the company.
When System Innovation Dynamics & Network Management, when a project has to be realized and governance is at stake, Bart is reducing complexity by transparent solutions. Front-end & Backend development, Apps and micro controllers. His keen interest in future developments, a strong adaptation of and competences in Microsoft technologies, his ability to use a philosophical yet practical and result oriented approach adds value to the company’s position in innovations.
It’s MatureDevelopments’ belief that access to secured information plays and will play a major role in developing viable and sustainable businesses in all areas of the globe, even in remote areas, especially the seafood industry. Bart was involved in digital systems for fisheries, catch, track & trace.
His professional interest in disruptive technologies and smart contracts is linked to the ambition to create secure value chains in seafood; store registries of debts or promises, move tangibles and intangibles in accordance with instructions given long in the past all without a middle man or counterparty risk.
With this additional focus of Bart the company will ‘compete the future’ by entering this future in a competitive and early stage.
Sebastian has a Swedish German background. Is broadly internationally oriented and has an academic background in International Business with a major in supply chain management from Maastricht University. His professional background lies in strategy - and blockchain consulting.
Together with a team of an international block chain development company he won the 2017 Blockchain Hackathon. The winning blockchain solution allows green energy producers, both private and corporate to certify and sell the produced green energy directly to the consumer.
As he has a passion for finance and understands the importance of finance for companies he is working on his Master in Strategic Corporate Finance at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Besides his study he works on his startup which allows for decentralisation in education and supports MatureDevelopment in projects in the field of Corporate Finance and blockchain implementation in the Food and Feed Industry.
The choice for a Master in Sustainable Development - Renewable Energy & Resources education followed after his position in 2008 as Biologist and Environmental Engineer for Boskalis, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His previous (2006) Doctoral in Environmental Sciences & Evolutionary Biology, awakened his goals for a societal and economic related research & development position. His research positions on Climate Change and on Science, Politics & Media were put in practice at Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands –researching Standardisation & Supply Chain Management of Biofuels. At the Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe, Davy prepares for his PhD. MatureDevelopment provides Davy the environment for his research and development on System Innovation Dynamics & Network Management.
During his research positions in botany & biochemistry Paul was already attracted to business and governance. He changed towards an organisational development management position at PTT, Dutch Post. Triggered by his entrepreneurial nature he started his own mid-size management consultancy firm in 1986. As part of his personal development he took an Executive MBA. Sharing strong beliefs in profitability of sustainable business and due to his personal development Paul retreated from this industry and initiated MatureDevelopment in 2000 and became advocate of voluntary contributions as well. MatureDevelopment: a company with a strong emphasis on sustainable - & system innovation; 'innovative innovation'. He is by means of the Duomaris foundation involved in sustainable system innovation.
With MatureDevelopment, Kevin takes the advantage of a gap year 2016-2017; a year before going to university. With his developing interest and competences in creative design, creative technology, illustration and photography his gap year brings him personal and societal insights, personal growth. He unites companies, groups and individuals to pursue sustainable development together.
Since his own established charity project in Kenya, Richard van Genderen got the ambition to make the world a better place to live. A big dream in what he wants to be a part of. He now aims to use his knowledge gathered in his double Msc degree (International Business Management and International Finance Management) and his field work experiences in Kenya and Indonesia to achieve this goal.
His thesis written in Indonesia was in line with his vision and investigated the role of MNCs in Indonesia as leaders in Local Economic Development. Thereby improving wellbeing for the community and profit for the MNC. His goal is to continue to focus on integration of CSR and sustainability in businesses, people living at the bottom of the pyramid and partnerships between businesses. Richard proofed to have a hand on approach in countries outside Europe with his intercultural communication skills and flexible attitude.
Jesse, educated in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (2017) has a keen interest in a systemic approach of biotechnology. His competences on cultivation of micro-organisms are valuable. Physics, chemistry and biology combined with his handy jet scientific approach creates personal and competitive advantages. Jesse is constantly entering the competitive edge jet with other professionals; synergy. He understands and uses the value of social skills.
He has well-developed business acumen for sustainable development. His keen observations on a global society with growing human population and aquaculture, fuels his sense of urgency to act. He contributes to MatureDevelopment in realizing the functionality of biochemistry in a serious business context; Challenged by the competitive edge. This competitive edge is also covered by his understanding of commitment and involvement. Result: a drive and passion for entrepreneurship.
Ben holds a Bachelor degree in Water Management / Aquatic Ecotechnology from the HZ University of Applied Sciences (2016) and obtained a premaster qualification in Biology from the Radboud University (2017).
His contribution to MatureDevelopment’s field of expertise focuses on functional water management in aquaculture, climate mitigation and social sciences aiming for a global sustainable future through integrated solutions.
His broad interests, personality and vision drive Ben towards continued improvement of his performance; gaining more experience and knowledge about the world and its environmental and societal challenges. Combined with his interest for politics & policy this fuels his strive to support people and the environment; create a more sustainable planet.
MatureDevelopment will provide Ben with knowledge, expertise, networks and experiences to achieve his passionate dream.
With a master’s degree in Marine Biology and as a strong believer of sustainable resource utilization Mike has chosen to focus on the problem of wasteful practices in marine fisheries, currently working on a PhD project concerning the valorization of by-products and bycatch from Belgian fisheries at the Institute of Agriculture and Fisheries (ILVO) in Belgium. The emphasis of the project lies on the production of fish silage and with a special interest in the aquaculture industry. Mike has chosen to examine the suitability of fish silage as aquafeed product. As part of the GeNeSys project (ilvogenesys.be) Mike is investigating the complete process chain of marine by-product utilization, including product analysis and technological developments as well as several socio-economic aspects. In a broader context, he hopes to contribute to protecting the marine environment and creating a sustainable balance between man and nature.
As educated professional in business administration Casper strengthens the pool of professionals at MatureDevelopment in financial disciplines. To fulfill his ambitions for a broader staff perspective he started his followup education for a Bachelor degree in Business Economics. Assisting in and setting up solid administration systems Casper proves his added staff value in management of businesses. In his spare time, Casper is a passionate volunteering Beach Life Guard and certified Instructor; in the swimming pool as well as at the beach. Passion for the sea, being a Life Guard and all the aspects of voluntary management contributes to his valued social and professional competences.
Ruben is a graduated Maritime Officer. His experience on cargo and passenger vessels is in the field of navigation, maritime engineering and maritime communication. Geographically he sailed the Southern and Norther hemispheres. New Zealand, Australian waters, Pacific Ocean, Alaskan waters, Atlantic Ocean, European waters.
As maritime professional with knowledge of maritime technical and organisational matters in maritime business operations he contributes to transparency in the seafood industry competences within the company, the maritime aspects.
Ruben contributes to the implementation management of Blockchain technology in the global food industry with a focus on the seafood value chain and global maritime logistics.
Coen earned a Bachelor degree in Facility Management and is involved in international aviation and Station Management.
His multidisciplinary contribution at tactical and operational levels brings 'Facility Management according to MatureDevelopment' towards competitive edges in the field of innovation.
It is the role of this and his Facility Management to ensure corporate and regulatory compliance. Adding proper operation of all aspects of (interconnected) buildings and sites to create an optimal, safe and (cost) effective environment for the workforce. In this way maintaining strategic focus, avoiding distractions.
His strong and involved understanding of sustainable development, understanding the need for sustainable fuel development and demands for sustainable food & feed production, brings Coen towards the competitive edge in his discipline.