Rutger Groot

Story

Rutger Groot is a member of the supervisory board of East-West Seed (since 2006) and concurrently chairs the East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation (since 2016). 

Prior to his full-time involvement at East-West Seed, he worked as Strategic Advisor for Direct and Retail Channels at Rabobank International Rural & Retail where he facilitated the realization of Rabobank’s strategic goals in international entities. He also served as Senior Project Manager for Rabo Development where he acquired, setup and managed a range of technical assistance projects in emerging markets and developing countries.

Over his career, he managed several projects in the banking and insurance sector including ACC Bank (Ireland), Credito Agricola Mutuo (Portugal), and Interpolis. He has a Drs/MBA in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Bsc in Business Studies from the University of Buckingham. He attended the FAME Executive Management Program (2011) and International Directors Program (2016) at INSEAD.

Bio

Team : Knowledge Transfer Team

Current position : Chairman, East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation

Works for East-West Seed since : 2006

Based in : Global

Education

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Drs/MBA in Business Administration

 

University of Buckingham

Bsc in Business Studies

Other Team Members

Ard Groot

Ard Groot comes from seven generations of seedsmen who formed the foundations of the Dutch seed industry in Enkhuizen, The Ne...

Read More

Simon Groot

Simon N. Groot is the founder of East-West Seed and the World Food Prize Laureate 2019.Simon Groot is a 6th generation descen...

Read More

Dilip Rajan

Dilip is the Chief Strategy Officer on the East-West Seed Managing Board. He joined East-West Seed as General Manager for Ind...

Read More

Douwe Zijp

Douwe Zijp is the CEO of East-West Seed Group as of December 14, 2020, after serving four years as Vice Chairman of the Super...

Read More

Cathlea Barote

Cathlea is East-West Seed's Chief People Officer with extensive HR experience, both at country and regional level.As CPO, Lea...

Read More

Joost van Elzakker

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

Read More

Paul Chaytor

Paul brings with him 22 years of supply chain expertise, in organizations such as ICI, The Body Shop and, more recently, Nest...

Read More

G.C. Shivakumar

G.C. Shivakumar (GC) is the General Manager of East-West Seed India since March 2021. GC has over 25 years of agribusiness ex...

Read More

Katalin Pákozdi

Katalin is East-West Seed's Chief R&D Officer, leading the company's breeding strategy and direction.Katalin brings the r...

Read More

Michel Devarrewaere

Michel has over 30 years of experience in the seed industry in both the public and private sectors. He worked for Monsanto in...

Read More

This Could Be You !

Where passionate teams work together to serve farmers, learn, and innovate

How ?