Frank N. J. Braeken

Frank N. J. Braeken graduated with a degree in Law and holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is an alumnus of the Wharton Executive Program, Penn University (Philadelphia / USA). In his professional career, he specialized in finance and in general management. From 1996 to 2013, he held various management functions in different countries for Unilever, including a position as Regional President of Unilever China (Shanghai), Regional President of ­Unilever Namca (Dubai), Regional President of Unilever Africa (Dubai / Durban). Subsequent to leaving Unilever, Frank has acted as investment advisor for large scale agro and food enterprises on the African continent and established his own commercial farming operation in Uganda. He is a member of the board of Swiss engineering group Buhler, Zambia based agro business Zambeef, Agra (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) , Marie Stopes International and myAgro.  In 2016 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Feronia Inc., a Toronto listed palm oil producer on the African continent.