Nathalie Versichele is the founder and originator of the idea. As a successful businesswoman, she translates the market needs into a viable product.
She successfully led Verco, a Belgian family business, for more than 20 years. Now she is taking on a new challenge, and she wants to make the coffee industry transparent with Nyala Blue.
View Nathalie's full profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathalieversichele/
For over 15 years, Glenn has helped companies architect software products and build development teams. He gained experience at companies of varying sizes, from multinationals like EMC to start-ups like Exalate. 6 years ago Glenn started GleVe Consult, a consultancy company that delivers services related to software architecture, development, DevOps and Atlassian tools.
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Blockchain developer & Architect
Kurt Callewaert (Master Mathematics) is a lecturer and research coordinator for Applied Informatics at HOWEST. He is responsible for the well-known education Computer & Cyber Crime Professional. Kurt and his team are researching Blockchain, Cyber Security (including Industrial Security), Data Protection (GDPR) and AI. Kurt is the chair of the NIS Focus Group in Belgium to convert the new European Cyber Security NIS legislation into concrete measures for companies. Kurt is a member of the Cyber Security Coalition vzw and a founding member of the Beltug Blockchain Task Force and IoTbe vzw. He is also a member of the ISO TC307 Blockchain & DLT standardization committee. Kurt was the project manager of the first by VLAIO funded research project about blockchain.
Kurt is project manager of BLING , an European project about Blockchain in Government.
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Advisor in Sustainability
Vera Espindola advises Nyala Blue in the field of the coffee sector. She has deep experience with sustainability and coffee. This Mexican is currently on the Board of Directors of the professional organization Specialty Coffee Association and previously worked 8 years as a manager at UTZ.
View Vera’s full profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veraespindola/
Lina Usuga advises Nyala Blue in the field of project finance and business plans.
View Lina’s full profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lina-usuga-147a1913/
Strategic and legal Advisor
Ellen Wouters advises Nyala Blue on strategic and legal issues. She has more than 15 years of international experience, first as a lawyer and then as Chief Legal Officer at Incofin, a Fund management company, active in the impact sector. In the latter position, she helped set up 2 investment funds that focus on so-called "smallholder farmers" in developing countries (mainly coffee, but also cacoa, vanilla, nuts, etc.).
She has developed a network in the world of impact investments and has extensive international legal contacts. Ellen currently advises companies and non-profit organizations on organizational forms, cooperation and sustainability, and provides legal advice with regard to financial law, company law and commercial law.
View Ellen’s full profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-wouters-2b5700/