Joost van Elzakker

    Story

    Joost is East-West Seed's Chief Commercial Officer ensuring we maintain strong connections with - and development of - our markets and farmers. 

    His journey with East-West Seed dates back to 2011, where he learned the tropical vegetable industry and served the EWS mission and vision as the group facilities and projects manager. He was able to work closely with many different functions and visit all EWS countries before becoming General Manager of East-West Seed Vietnam in 2015. He returned to a key group position, in sales and marking, at the end of 2019.

    Bio

    Team : Managing Board

    Current position : Chief Commercial Officer

    Works for East-West Seed since : 2011

    Based in : Thailand

    Education

    Bsc Agricultural Economics,
    University of applied sciences, The Netherlands

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