Piet Smeenge President and Co Founder IBP / Member Potato Breeder
Mr. Smeenge stems from a longtime breeder family, already his grandfather and father were reputed potato breeders and independent entrepreneurs. Mr. Smeenge graduated from the Applied Agriculture University in 1970. His family has 22 varieties listed (monopolies varieties). Mr. Lambert Dolfing was his uncle. Who became managing director of the cooperation with a milk processing facility in Laag Keppel. Afterwards, Mr. Dolfing became one of the founders of Aviko.
Mr. Smeenge has 22 varieties registered and 3 upcoming.
Willem Stomps Co Founder IBP / Member Potato Breeder
Mr. Stomps is a traditional (Stam) breeder with a high profile reputation. He is a former CEO of Agrico and former interim manager at H.E. van Tuyl, well-known quality companies in the potato sector. He visited the World Potato Congres in China as member breeder of the ProphyTIS team.
Mr. Stomps has 1 registered varieties and 6 upcoming.
Jan Hak The Netherlands, member of Advisory Board
Mr. Hak is the eldest son of the eldest in the Hak Family and wellknown in the sector worldwide, amongst others as founder and CEO of the QuaTerNes and Clootwijck Beheer holdings, former chairman of GMV (FME), chairman of several NAFTC Associations (a.o. Africa and Middle-East) and as investor and project contractor in Agri-Food vallue added chains worldwide.
Mr. Hak initiated several developments in the sector like ProPhyTIS.
Yankale Cohen Israel, member of Advisory Board
Mr. Cohen, also called ‘Mr. Potato’, joined IBP from the start-up nation Israel. He has much experience worldwide in all aspects of the potato value chain. He has worked in Egypt in the fields for Farm Frites and is connected with MABA. Mr. Cohen has been involved in large projects in Central Asia, Kazakhstan amongst other. As senior agronomist in the team of Clootwijck Estate he is providing advisory services to SnowValley (PR China) and farmers in Ningxia, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia Provinces.
Thijs Jippes Co Founder IBP / Member Potato Breeder
Mr. Jippes is a traditional type (Stam) Breeder, independent and currently also PUM consultant. He has been for a long time a breeder at Agrico. Wolff & Wolff (Ido and Sam) have been his very good acquantances for about 15 years. Mr Jippes has international experience, amongst others in P.R. China, Heilongjian and Shaanxi Provinces.
Mr. Jippes has 2 registered varieties and 4 upcoming.