In 2001, after graduating from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with a degree in business, Marjolein Brasz started working in the energy sector. Initially in the traditional oil and gas industry followed by jobs in renewable energy and (later) sustainable materials.
Over the years, Marjolein worked in business development and management roles, product, process and / or system innovation being the common thread. Often in dynamic environments where change is necessary; there she brings direction, connection, and energy. She combines her business sense and commercial attitude with a sustainable perspective.
From 2015 onwards she has worked on ecosystem innovation for the benefit of societal transitions. First for the Amsterdam Economic Board by setting up a large-scale circular transition programme in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region.
In 2020 she started her role as CEO of Foodvalley NL, a dynamic organisation with dedicated professionals with the mission to shape the future of food with. All with the aim to make healthy and tasty food accessible and affordable for everyone. This role is the perfect mix of her experience, competencies, and personal beliefs.
Marjolein will give a presentation on the why, how and what of system change and ecosystem innovation tuned at the transition of the global food system’.