Tjeerd R.


I want to make people and organizations work together as this is more effectively and efficiently, thus bringing sustainable, social and economic growth for all stakeholders. As a business administrator I believe to do so in a systemic way will lead to most optimal results for the organization, its stakeholders and society.
- All people deserve sufficient food, proper housing and to live in good health -

I have always been working at the interface of private and public organizations in the Netherlands and East-Africa. In this way I have experienced the differences between these kind of organizations in their drive, the way they approach their markets and customers, and their culture and attitude. Thus, I know about their specific interests and priorities and how to align these with one another within partnerships.


Business Advisor & Program specialist
TWR Consultancy
July-2007 - Present

Business consultancy
Grants application
Proposal writing
Monitoring & Evaluation
Business development,
Strategy & implementation
@ NGOs, PPP, Knowledge institutes, Government, SME

Business advisor & Country representative
August-2015 - December-2018

Business advisory to Agri-cooperatives and Apex organizations
Company Assessments
Business Development

Grants application advisor
IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative / ICCO
March-2014 - July-2015

Support to IDH SIFAV program 2015, support to grant applicators


Business Sustainability Management
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
April-2020 - July-2020

It has a simple logic: six sustainability ambitions to be delivered by three economic actors (business, government and finance) via ten interconnected tasks.

Rewiring the Economy starts from the principle that the economy can and should be delivering the outcomes demanded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By working together as partners, three key actors in the economy – business, government and finance – are identified to take responsibility for achieving this aim. A set of ten interconnected tasks are offered to guide the structural and cultural changes that will be necessary in the economy to do this.

The plan is a strategic compass bearing for business, government and finance leaders around the world. We hope it will inspire new collaborations and enable fundamental change in how the global economy is harnessed for social and environmental good.

Post academic, Change Management
January-2004 - January-2005
MSc, Business Management & Economics
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
January-1981 - January-1987

Activities and Societies: Vindicat: member; GCHC hockey (board member)