(born October 24, 1971) started his cocoa career with cocoa grinder ADM Cocoa in 1999 until 2001 as management trainee. After this he worked as an FX trader and treasury specialist with Rabobank International. In 2007 he returned to cocoa for three years as a senior cocoa trader with trading company Continaf BV. From 2011 until the beginning of 2012 he has been the business unit manager of Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V. a company specialized in buying and selling organic cocoa beans and products, sugar, oils and fats. As from the 1st of April 2012 he became Managing Director of Ascot Amsterdam B.V.
(born September 20, 1978) started his cocoa career with Continaf BV at the beginning of 2002 where he worked his way up to become a senior trader.
In 2007 he joined Facta International BV, by then a start-up. In 2009 he co-founded B&F Trade Agency, representing peanut exporters from South-Africa, Argentina and the US in the European market as well as brokerage for certain cocoa buyers. At the beginning of 2012 the real cocoa fever came back and he decided to join Ascot Amsterdam B.V. as Associate Director.