Hans van Poelvoorde

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.

He is married to Nuria Simó Vila and lives in Washington DC, USA.

The “Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands”, in French “Fondation Charles Darwin pour les îles Galapagos”, Association International sans but lucratif (“AISBL”), has its registered office located at Drève du Pieuré 19, 1160 Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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