Hidde van Kersen

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Hidde is a sustainability issues management specialist with experience in industry and in the non-profit sector. Before starting his own consultancy practice (2013), he held positions as global sustainability director and European communications manager with palm oil company IOI Loders Croklaan (2011-2013).

Prior, he was the executive director of the Wadden Sea Society (2005-2011), a Dutch based nature conservation NGO that focuses on the protection of Europe’s largest tidal wetlands, the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO natural heritage site. Before that, he worked as a corporate communications consultant and issues specialist with MSL (1998-2005) in The Netherlands and as sustainability officer with Shell UK (1996-1998) in Scotland.

Hidde holds a master degree in Public Administration (Leiden, Netherlands) and a MBA degree (Edinburgh Business School, UK). He is a former member of the Executive Board of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and several other boards of governors in the non-profit sector.



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