Our Team


M Arnoldus FaceBook 200 Michiel Arnoldus | Managing Director
The managing director, Michiel Arnoldus, has over 10 years of experience in business and development, in Africa and Europe. Being both African and European he has a passion for African development and can connect the two worlds.
Potret Barry Barry Clausen | Agronomist
Barry has over 20 years of farming experience, having grown up on a farm in South Africa and managed his own avocado, citrus, and horticulture farm for eight years. Having worked as an investigative journalist, he can find out everything about anything. Recently he has specialised in agro-processing technologies.
Floris van der Pol Floris van der Pol | Development Specialist West Africa
Floris has over 35 years of experience in agricultural development in West Africa in a wide range of products. More recently he has specialised in technological innovation and processing.
Salif Keita Salif Keita | Chief researcher, Francophone West Africa
With over 20 years of experience, Salif is our most experienced researcher in West Africa. Trained as an agronomist his specialties are currently value chain analyses and institutional analyses.
Kerry Kyd Kerry Kyd | Market Research & Branding
Kerry has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Market Research, having started out as a brand manager for Unilever South Africa and UK. She now works with the World’s biggest brands, but her real passion is to help us with market research in Africa.
portret morten Morten Holm van Donk | Agronomist & chief researcher East Africa
After obtaining a degree in tropical agriculture Morten has worked with small farmers in Peru, Zambia and Tanzania, where he currently lives and works. In addition to agronomic advice, organisation of small farmers is his specialty.
Wim Arnoldus | Agro-processing Engineer
Trained as a classical engineer, Wim has over 40 years of experience in designing and building food processing and chemical factories, of which 7 years in Southern Africa. Choosing the right type of equipment for the difficult working conditions in Africa is his specialty.


Strategic Partners

Each project requires a unique set of skills, and in order to offer a complete solution to our clients we work in partnership with a number of professional development organisations. Most of these are located in Africa, which gives us access to the local expertise we need to gather data and assist with our projects. We worked together with the following organisations:

logo The Royal Tropical Institute | Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The institute has over 60 development experts in Sustainable Economic Development, Health and gender, with experience all over the world.
UKZN School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal | Durban, South Africa
A leading centre for education and research in development in Africa, with professors and students from all over Europe and Africa. The school was one of the pioneers in the application of the value chain theory to economic & social development.
logo cedisahel Centre d’Etudes pour le Développement Intégré au Sahel Bamako, Mali
With 10 permanent employees and a wide network of civil engineers, agronomists, economic development specialists, sociologists and lawyers CEDI Sahel is one of the prominent development consulting companies in West Africa.
logo-L4DHUB-trans Learning for Development Hub | Durban, South Africa.
A young organization specialized in short practical courses for development practitioners.
Expertise pour le Développement du Sahel | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
A dynamic network of development professionals operating both in Anglophone and Francophone West Africa.