Hans van Poelvoorde

CDF President

Hans van Poelvoorde was born in Maastricht, The Netherlands. After obtaining his degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) at Eindhoven University he worked predominantly for family-owned multi-national companies.

In 2003 he became a Board Member of the Pon Equipment & Power Group responsible for Strategy and Business Development. Working directly for the Pon shareholder, he created an investment vehicle (Ponooc) and a foundation (COmON) between 2010 and end of 2014. In COmON he was instrumental in directing the foundation towards investing in nature restoration which culminated in the creation of a dedicated foundation: Commonland.

The ‘Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands’, in French ‘Fondacion Charles Darwin  pour les Iles Galapagos’, Association Internationale sans but lucrative (AISBL), has its registered office at Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Trade Registry # 0409.359.103

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