Richard M.

Business Advisor | Agriculture

English, Dutch

Raised on a mixed arable and dairy farm in the Dutch province of Brabant, the agricultural sector in general and cooperatives in particular is a recurring theme in my career. I concluded my study Mana...see more

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Vice President

AgriterraPhils Inc.
3 years
Current position
Dec 2019 - Present
AgriterraPhils Inc. is the Agriterra office in the Philippines, with 6 business advisors and 2 support staff

Secretary of the Board

Cooperative Opgewekt Drimmelen
3 years
Current position
Oct 2019 - Present
Cooperative Opgewekt Drimmelen is a citizens' initiative of residents of the Dutch municipality of Drimmelen, which aims to stimulate the use of locally generated sustainable energy by ...see more

Business Advisor

8 years
Current position
Mar 2015 - Present
Agriterra is the development organization of farmer organisations and cooperatives in the Netherlands and strengthens the position of agricultural organizations and cooperatives in Afri...see more

Liaison Officer

11 months
Mar 2014 - Feb 2015
Agriterra supports agricultural organizations and cooperatives in developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia with commitment and knowledge from the Dutch agricultural suppor...see more

Specialist Greenhouse Horticulture / Specialist Plant

5 years
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
ZLTO is an association for entrepreneurs in green space with more than 17,000 members (of which 9,500 with a company) in North Brabant, Zeeland and South Gelderland with the aim of supp...see more

Secretary LTO Glaskracht Netherlands

LTO Nederland
5 years
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
LTO Glaskracht Nederland is a partnership of LTO Noord Glaskracht, ZLTO and LLTB, which together represent almost 2,500 greenhouse horticultural entrepreneurs and promote their interest...see more

Member of the Members' Council

Rabobank Amerstreek
8 years
Aug 2007 - Sep 2015
Rabobank Amerstreek is a cooperative bank with more than 64,000 customers (of which 12,000 members). The working area consists of the municipalities Geertruidenberg, Drimmelen and Ooste...see more

Freelance Correspondent

Wegener Door-to-Door Media
10 years
Dec 2006 - Sep 2016
The Kanton (the newspaper does no longer exist) had a circulation of 53,655 and provides local and regional news. It was a publication of Wegener Door-to-Door Media, which distributes 7...see more

Consultant AgriPool

Agripool Agriterra
8 years
Mar 2006 - Mar 2014
Agriterra supports farmers and farmers' organizations in developing countries through financing and advice. AgriPool is Agriterra's pool of agricultural experts who are committed to the...see more

Staff member Cooperative Affairs

The Greenery
3 years
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
The Greenery is an internationally oriented cooperative that owns The Greenery BV: a commercial and logistics fresh produce company that supplies vegetables, fruit and mushrooms from ho...see more

Policy Officer

NCR (Nationale Coöperatieve Raad)
9 years
Jul 1997 - Feb 2006
The NCR is an association of and expertise center for cooperative enterprises in agriculture, horticulture, financial services and the insurance industry.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry


  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Development
  • Coaching
  • Presentation Skills
  • International Development
  • SharePoint
  • Agribusiness
  • Communication
  • Supervision
  • Policy Management
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Horticulture Entrepreneur