We combine professional skills with an explorative mind. We have an industry background with experience in new technology development, business innovation, and partnerships.

Duska Disselhoff


Duska gained 12 years of work experience with Shell in The Netherlands, Singapore, Brunei, and North America. She spearheaded the development and deployment of sustainable solutions in the water-energy-land context. In her role as Green Infrastructure program manager, she collaborated with the WBCSD and several EU groups on water and natural capital accounting. She also collaborated with The Dow Chemical Company, SwissRe and The Nature Conservancy on projects in the USA.

Specialties include new technology development, business innovation, and partnerships.

MSc, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Jan Zander


Jan is an expert in water, energy and utilities. He has worked 30 years for Shell in petrochemical complexes in the Netherlands, UK and Malaysia. Jan performed consultancy, trouble shooting and designs from the Shell central office for all continents. His passion is in making new designs and existing plants as efficient and reliable as possible. For several plants, he developed and specified optimisation tools to aim for efficient operation.

Specialties include raw water and cooling water treatment, demineralisation, steam systems, effluent treatment, and water reuse projects.

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Jaap Evers


Jaap is senior lecturer Water and Environmental Policy at IHE Delft – Institute for Water Education. At IHE Delft he is responsible for coordination and teaching of the courses Environmental Planning and Implementation and Strategic Planning for River basins and Deltas.

Specialties include environmental and water policy making and implementation, river basin governance, and Integrated Water Resources Management.

PhD, Public Administration / Water Governance, University of Twente
Post-graduate diploma, Political Science and Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam
MSc, Tropical Landuse / Irrigation and Water Engineering, Wageningen University & Research

Georg Stockinger


Georg is a senior water treatment and integration engineer at Shell. He has in-depth experience with designing new, and troubleshooting existing water treatment plants and utilities in refineries, gas terminals, LNG and petrochemical plants. Georg is involved in reducing the environmental impact of operations in the oil and gas industry, by optimising energy efficiency and water usage especially in water constrained areas. He has extensive contacts with external parties and academia.

Specialties include raw water treatment, cooling water conditioning, effluent treatment, process water integration and evaluation of new water technologies.

MSc, Chemistry, Leiden University

Christian van Maaren


Christian is a disruptive entrepreneur, and co-founder of Excess Materials Exchange (EME); an award-winning digital matchmaking platform for secondary materials. Through his work with EME, he has seen the valuable materials that can be extracted from wastewater. He applies a holistic approach towards solving global challenges around finite resources. He has worked for Shell for 7 years, and in his last role he looked at Natural Capital and Green Infrastructure opportunities.

Specialties include managing complex transitions, business strategy & development, and community building.

MSc, Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Lennart Rommens


Lennart has 10+ years of business experience in building and leading start-ups, and in advising scale-ups and corporates. As former managing director of Shareship, he set-up a new business from scratch in the logistics sector. He is a strategic thinker and enjoys creating links between business and technology. Areas of expertise include digital platforms and supply chain optimization.

Specialties include the development of innovative collaboration models, business concept generation and operations strategy.

MSc, Industrial Engineering & Management, University of Groningen

Tom Paffen


Tom is a Venture Capital professional with a successful track record in growing innovative high tech companies. He is an experienced board member in several technology companies. His background is in telecom strategy and business development with AT&T and Ericsson. He co-founded Capital-C Ventures in 2003 as a spin-out of Residex B.V. (Private Equity Captive of Achmea) and founded Byblos Ventures, active in investment advisory.

Specialties include private and public fund management, entrepreneurial finance, governance, and innovation management.

MSc, Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology
PhD candidate, Management of Innovation, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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