The Waterwatch Cooperative team

Ad Bastiaansen

Ad Bastiaansen is initiator and chairman of the Waterwatch Cooperative. Ad was committed to the successful establishment and development of Tele Atlas and gained extensive experience in digital map databases. He is also co-founder of eLEAF, a global leading and innovative company in quantitative database technology for water and agriculture.

Harry Derksen

Harry Derksen has a long experience in development cooperation. He worked a.o. for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ICCO. In 2013 he co-initiated the New World Campus, a Campus for sustainable development in The Hague. Harry is mentor in several programs a.o. Startupbootcamp HighTechXL in Eindhoven.

Koen Verberne

Koen Verberne initiates and coordinates the projects of Waterwatch Cooperative. In this role, he creates collaborations between a variety of organizations including governments, knowledge institutes, non-profit organizations and companies. In his previous work he has gained experience with the exploitation of Earth observation data for food security purposes.

André Jellema PhD

To realize societal impact with data in agriculture is my drive as a project coordinator. Having a helicopter view, I like to integrate between different domains and to build bridges between people and organisations. For Waterwatch projects I coordinate the service provision work package in the GreenCoffee project.

Jeroen Plesman

Jeroen Plesman

Jeroen Plesman is responsible for business development for Waterwatch Solutions and Waterwatch Foundation. He holds an MBA and in the last 10 years he gained experience in building and running a successful international trading company. Jeroen has committed himself to contribute to making the world a better place.

Parvathy Chandrasekhar

Parvathy Chandrasekhar is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to today's water issues around the world. Within Waterwatch she is responsible for collaboration between the Dutch and Indian water sector for improving agricultural water management and food production in India.

Gerbren Haaksma

Gerbren Haaksma is a passionate and experienced business development consultant. He fosters expansion opportunities for Waterwatch Cooperative in East Africa. He holds a Master in International Development Administration and has practiced organizational and business development for over 4 years with special focus on agriculture and technology.