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  • Conference April 2 - 4, 2017

  • Amsterdam

Breukink JanWillemJ.W. (JanWillem) Breukink

Senior Executive Member of the Board

JanWillem Breukink (62) has been working in the seed industry for over 30 years. He started his career in 1978 in the vegetable seed industry at Royal Sluis and filled different positions in the previous mother company Royal Sluis and in INCOTEC.

He was the leading factor in the development of INCOTEC from a small department within Royal Sluis to a fully fledged independent leading seed technology company servicing the global seed industry, with facilities in The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Italy, USA, Brazil, Japan, India, Australia, Malaysia, China and South Africa, with more than 530 employees.

Since 1987 he has been a member of the Seed Treatment and Environment Committee of the ISF where he held the position of chairman for 10 years.

He is Chairman of the Seed Treatment and Technology Working Group within ESA. He is also Chairman of the Seed Valley foundation and a member of the Agriboard organization to stimulate and promote the seed industry and agriculture in the province of North Holland.
In 2011, at the request of the Dutch minister of economic affairs, he joined the Top Team Horticulture and Starting Materials. This team advises on how the business community, research institutes and government can contribute to the enhancement of the horticulture and seed sector in terms of international entrepreneurship, knowledge development and research.