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About SCOPEinsight

We believe in farming as a business

Since SCOPEinsight was founded in 2010, we have led the way in developing innovative, universally-applicable assessment tools that measure the level of farmer professionalism in emerging markets. SCOPEinsight believe that farmer professionalism is the key to structural transformation of the agricultural sector. By providing business intelligence we aim to increase transparency in the agricultural market, lower investment risks and increase business opportunities for stakeholders in and around the agricultural value chain.

It is our mission to transform agricultural sectors by increasing the market inclusiveness of professional small and medium-sized agricultural businesses and farmer organizations.

The SCOPE tools create a common language between stakeholders and can be used across any region, sector, crop and farmer segments.

Our clients include global agri-businesses, traders, processors, NGO’s, financial institutions as well as multilateral development- and food security organizations.

 

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Team

We are dedicated to a positive change in the agricultural market. Just as we value the professionalism of small and medium-sized businesses, we are committed to high working standards ourselves. Our team is made up of dedicated professionals with complementary skills and expertise.

Our office is in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Contact us!

Lucas Simons
Marise Blom
Jem Kipgen
Pauline van Benthem
Tessa van der Meiden
Tjepke Nawijn
Rutmar van der Plank
Jennifer Rodriguez
 
 
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Lucas Simons

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Founder & CEO

Lucas Simons is founder and CEO of two companies: SCOPEinsight and NewForesight, a strategic consultancy company working on sustainable market transformation.

Previously, Lucas was director of UTZ CERTIFIED, a leading global certification and sustainability standard organization for sustainable coffee, cocoa and tea.

In 2011, he was honored as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his commitment and accomplishments in the field of sustainable trade, agriculture and rural development. In 2013 he became Ashoka Fellow for his pioneering role as a social entrepreneur and systemic change maker. In February 2015, he was announced member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

For three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013) Simons has ranked in the top 20 of most influential persons in Sustainable Development in the Netherlands (Trouw Newspaper).

Lucas Simons holds an MSc Environmental Hygiene degree from Wageningen University and an MBA degree with Merit from Tias-Nimbas Graduate School of Management.

Areas of expertise

Sustainable market transformation, system thinking, multi-stakeholder processes, strategic management, sustainable agriculture, sustainability certification and traceability

 


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/lucassimons
 
 
 
 
 
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Marise Blom

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General Manager

Marise Blom is General Manager of SCOPEinsight. In the past years, it has been Marise’s quest to find a way to contribute to financing small and medium sized businesses in emerging economies.

During her professional career, she has worked for different companies, ranging from large multi-nationals, start-ups, NGOs, to Emerging Market Funds, where she focused on management, providing financial services and information to investors and stakeholders.

Marise holds an MSc Economics degree from the Groningen University in the Netherlands.

Areas of expertise

Business development, partnership building, project management, financial management, strategic management, team management.


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/marise-blom-4b3563
 
 
 
 
 
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Otto Wormgoor

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Operations & Quality Manager

Otto Wormgoor manages the operations team which focusses on product development, IT solutions, quality management and regular operations.

Before joining SCOPEinsight, Otto worked over 10 years in the microfinance industry, both in the Netherlands and in East Africa, for a development agency (ICCO), a specialized microfinance rating agency (Planet Rating) and most recently at social investor, Oikocredit.

He has strong analytical and organizational skills and aims to create efficient solutions to enable high quality outcomes.

Otto holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from Twente University and a master’s degree in Advanced Development Studies from the Center for International Development Studies at the Radboud University.

Areas of expertise
Operations management, project management, rating & assessments.


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/ottowormgoor
 
 
 
 
 
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Jem Kipgen

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Operations Officer

As Operations Officer, Jem Kipgen is responsible for overseeing assessment processes and maintaining the IT systems that support the operational processes. He also developed the e-training methods for assessors and is experienced in managing e-trainings for different clients. Furthermore, Jem is responsible for data mining.

Before joining SCOPEinsight, he worked in India and the USA, where he gained experience in project management, IT Web development and programming.

Jem holds a BA degree in Computer Information Systems and Applied Economics from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota and an MSc in Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance, from TiasNimbas Business School in Utrecht.

Areas of expertise

Project management, product development, data mining & analysis. 


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/kipgen
 
 
 
 
 
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Pauline van Benthem

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Associate Legal Consultant

Pauline van Benthem is an associate consultant to SCOPEinsight since 2011.

She draws on long-standing experience as a lawyer. Having started her career in private practice with Nauta Dutilh in Amsterdam, she moved on to become an in-house lawyer holding various management positions.

Pauline has gained experience in the retail and FMCG industries, having worked with Royal Ahold, Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser to name a few.

She has successfully concluded projects that bring together the retail industry to adhere to the principles of the Foundation of Packaging & the Environment.

Pauline holds a master of laws degree from Leiden University. She was admitted to the European Bar in 1984.

Areas of expertise

Intellectual Property, international contracts, purchasing, EU rules on anti-trust, food related issues as well as product safety


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/paulinevanbenthem
 
 
 
 
 
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Tessa van der Meiden

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Office Manager

Tessa van der Meiden is office manager at SCOPEinsight and its sister company NewForesight. Her drive is to have a positive impact on the world.

She studied Tourism Management, and has a strong interest in countries all around the world. She worked for an international not-for-profit organization for six years before joining SCOPEinsight and NewForesight.

Areas of expertise

Office management, communications, human resource management, administration


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/tessavandermeiden
 
 
 
 
 
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Tjepke Nawijn

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Financial controller

Tjepke is financial controller at SCOPEinsight and its sister company NewForesight.

He built experience in by working for both small and medium sized international companies in different (management) roles, as well as by running his own business specialized in financial administration.

Tjepke holds an MBA in International Business from Webster University.

Areas of expertise

Finance, financial administration

 


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/tjepkenawijn
 
 
 
 
 
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Eline Arnoldy

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Business Development and Account Officer

Eline is a business development and account officer at SCOPEinsight. She is responsible for client acquisition and developing new and existing partnerships.

Before joining SCOPEinsight, she gained four years’ experience in the banking sector working at Rabobank’s head offices. She joined Rabobank as a Corporate Management Trainee and worked three years as a relationship manager in Trade and Commodity Finance, where she built her expertise on international financial markets, agriculture and trade.

Eline derives a lot of energy from building partnerships and connecting people and believes this is essential to the success of any project.She is an honest and enthusiastic communicator with a critical eye that enjoys devising creative paths and strategic thinking to solve challenging problems.

Eline holds a Msc. degree in International Development studies from the University of Amsterdam and has a Msc degree in International Business from the University of Maastricht.

Areas of expertise

International financial markets, agriculture, trade


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/elinearnoldy
 
 
 
 
 
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Hanna Weiber-Post

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Marketing and Communications Officer

Hanna is Marketing and Communications Officer at SCOPEinsight, responsible for marketing strategy and implementation.

She brings 8 years of experience in the area of marketing, food industry and sustainability. Before joining SCOPEinsight she was a Marketing and Communications Specialist at Tradin Organic in Amsterdam.
Hanna is born and raised in Sweden, holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Lund University and is very eager to tell the world about SCOPEinsight.

 

 


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/hannaw
 
 
 
 
 
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Laura Roverts

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Product Development Officer

Laura Roverts is a product development officer at SCOPEinsight. She is responsible for the development of the SCOPE assessment tools, assessor training methods and IT system.

Before joining SCOPEinsight, Laura worked for 4,5 years at Akvo Foundation, a non-profit foundation that creates open source internet and mobile phone software to make international development and country governance more effective, transparent and collaborative. She gained experiences as a project and product manager.

Laura holds a Msc. degree in International Development studies, with a specialization in Disaster Studies, at Wageningen University.

Areas of expertise
Product development, project management, international development


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/lauraroverts
 
 
 
 
 
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Rutmar van der Plank

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Senior Financial Officer

Rutmar is Senior Financial Officer and is in charge of making sure the financial department is run efficiently and effectively for both Newforesight and SCOPEinsight. He oversees the timely processing and analysis of financial information.

Prior to joining SCOPEinsight I have built up years of work experience in Financial Administration, Audit and Risk management, in the Netherlands and Curacao.

Rutmar holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Utrecht.

Areas of expertise:

Finance administration, financial analysis, risk management


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/rutmar-van-der-plank-76731027
 
 
 
 
 
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Jennifer Rodriguez

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Operations Officer

As Operations Officer, Jennifer is responsible for the planning and execution of projects, including the coordination and tracking of assessments and trainings. She also provides operational support to clients and assessors.

Before joining SCOPEinsight, she worked in Colombia for a Logistic freight forwarder and was part of different student organizations in Colombia and Germany where she expanded her experience in customer service and project management.

Jennifer was awarded a DAAD scholarship for the Crossborder Development-related Postgraduate Course in Chile and Germany where she completed her Master in Sustainable International Agriculture focused on Agribusiness and Rural development at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Areas of expertise:
Logistics, sustainable agriculture, agribusiness


Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-rodriguez-f-13210744
 
 
 
 
 
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Careers

SCOPEinsight is a fast growing social enterprise. We are frequently looking for motivated, proactive and entrepreneurial people to join our team. We always welcome open applications so please send your CV and short letter explaining why you want to work with us to Tessa van der Meiden.

 

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NewForesight

NewForesight logoNewForesight, SCOPEinsight‘s sister company, is a strategic consultancy that tackles the sustainability challenges of our time.

NewForesight works in areas where a system fails to operate sustainably. It is their mission to ignite large-scale systemic market transformation. NewForesight’s transformation models and collaborative approach have the capacity to change systems and enable sustainable outcomes. With thought leadership, by convening and guiding stakeholders, and providing the tools for implementation, they provide solutions to the systemic failure of unsustainable markets and enable large-scale transformation to sustainable ones.

NewForesight works together with multinationals, governments, international institutions, and entrepreneurs towards new ways of doing business, including new partnerships and new strategies.

Visit their website for more information.

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