CEO: Roelof Kramer
Roelof has over 20 years of experience building businesses and providing services to customers worldwide. Having worked for VanderHave (seeds), Syngenta (crop protection), and both consulting firms Context Network and LMC International, Roelof has a thorough understanding of crop value chains.
His great passion is sustainable optimisation of agricultural production systems in developed and developing countries. Better knowledge and decision support will improve the technical, economical and environmental efficiency of crop value chains and bring socio-economic benefits to commercial as well as smallholder growers.
Interim CTO: Eduard Erwee
Eduard has been working with data and data architecture for over 20 years. This includes 4 years as a SQL engineer at Microsoft and 8 years in financial services in the UK, working for institutions such as HSBC, Lloyds Bank & JP Morgan Chase to name a few. He also has been the technical lead in a number of previous start-ups.
His main focus is on building a scalable data platform, allowing for the consolidation and coalition of multiple data feeds to generating value & insight for our customers.
Technical Lead: Jaime Canas
Jaime is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience through the full software development cycle. Previously he worked for Intergrupo, PWC and Microsoft Colombia. He is specialised in performance troubleshooting and a die-hard coder.
Currently Jaime manages the front and back end IT development with different international teams.
Head of Crop Science: Carlos Bojacá
Carlos is based in Bogotá, Colombia and leads our work with crop modelling. He is an agronomist with a PhD in Bioscience Engineering.
Carlos’ research interests are focused on the sustainability of agricultural production systems coupled to crop systems modeling. Environmental assessments uncertainty due to agricultural production variability is another research interest.
Most of his work has been focused on horticultural crops including both open field and greenhouse systems, with a growing expertise in the Agricompas core crops of rice, palm oil, and cacao. In his spare time, Carlos likes to go jogging.
Business Development Manager: Nicolás González
Nicolás joined our team in October 2020 and is based in Bogotá. He is a talented communicator and financier with an Executive MBA.
Nicolás enjoys solving problems, and bring leadership and strategic thinking. He has seven years experience leading work teams as a Key Account Manager of diverse clients in projects that integrate sales, marketing and corporate finance.
His hobbies travelling and enjoying movies and music. Back at work, Nicolás regularly takes on the role of entrepreneur, developing business models for start-ups with a focus on sustainability, profit and social impact.
Product Manager (Rice): Iván Ávila
Ivàn has worked with Agricompas in various capacities over the course of our project in Colombia. He is based in Bogotá and currently serves as the Product Manager for our work with the rice sector.
Working closely with Nicolás and Roelof, Ivàn leads the coordination of our work with the rice federation in Colombia, rice growers, and the insurance sector.
Ivàn has a broad range of skills, with experience in project management, strategic planning, problem-solving, leadership and management, coordination and facilitation of strategic alliances. His work interests are in sustainability, development, innovation and entrepreneurship and in his relaxation time enjoys movies, cooking, art and listening to podcasts.
Data Analyst: Simon Dzurjak
Simon has a background in Earth observation, having worked in remote sensing research prior to joining Agricompas.
He has undertaken a MSc in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, where he has developed an interest in applying machine learning approaches to remote sensing and environmental challenges.
Outside of work, Simon thinks of himself as a world-class cook and recently, an aspiring runner.