Sander holds a master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries. With 10 years experience working in the aquaculture and seafood sector he has recently joined the STIP team as the Manager of Operations. He enjoys working in the nexus between technology, sustainability and aquatic production systems and has a keen mind and technical know-how. Sander is passionate about the seafood sector and driven to work on the sustainability of seafood products and their supply chains. He will be using his experience to help STIP to streamline its processes, further develop the STIP offerings and build our portfolio.
Willem is a seafood market and supply chain specialist and responsible for STIP’s sales and business development. He has specialised in tropical seafood since 2010 when he worked as a researcher in the shrimp industry in India. In 2011, he joined LEI Wageningen University and Research Centre to develop LEI’s aquaculture programme outside the EU (Asia, South America, Africa and Europe). In September 2014, he joined Solidaridad as part of the aquaculture programme and to set up STIP as a commercial enterprise.
Jasmijn has a master’s degree in intercultural communications, speaks several languages and has a passion for connecting with people with different cultural backgrounds. In her years of experience working for Anova Seafood as purchase and account manager for several regions across the globe, she has developed a good understanding of the seafood sector and the importance of transparency and sustainability in it. Jasmijn strongly believes that transparency is key in increasing the sustainability of the seafood industry and has joined STIP as Commercial Outreach Manager to be able to contribute to this. In here role Jasmijn will bring her experience in the corporate side of the seafood industry and intercultural communications to develop and maintain a diverse network of connections and facilitate smooth and productive working relationships.
In 2011, Yemi started working on sustainability as the communications officer for a climate change and agriculture-focused research project. Three years later, at the end of the research project, with his interests in both communications and sustainability piqued, he began his studies in international communications and media. Currently, a fourth-year student, Yemi joined the STIP team as our communications intern and stayed on afterward as our communications officer.