Tropical vegetable seed company East-West Seed named Henk Hermans as new General Manager in the Philippines, effective 11 July 2017. Former General Manager of East-West Seed Philippines, Dr. Mary Ann Sayoc, has taken on a new role, representing EWS globally as Lead Public Affairs for the East-West Seed Group.
Hermans brings over 20 years of management, marketing, and sales expertise gained in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Since joining East-West Seed in 2015 as Senior Advisor for Facilities Development, Hermans has led the setup of facilities for East-West Seed in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and India. One of his most notable projects was the unique and stunning East-West Seed Regional Head Office in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Hermans completed an international executive programme in general management from INSEAD in Singapore and France. He also graduated with an MSc in engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
“There are a lot of opportunities in the vegetable industry that Filipino farmers can tap. East-West Seed will continue to uphold its commitment to support Filipino farmers to unlock their full potential, by providing them access to high-quality seeds and knowledge in new farming technologies. Together with our partners, we will also support the farmers by strengthening the whole vegetable value chain, and encouraging more people to eat and grow vegetables, ” said Hermans.