Maarten is Manager Business Development, Biomass Upstream at GDF SUEZ Energy Management & Trading, responsible for managing biomass upstream developments including involvement with responsible procurement of coal and biomass. He is also Director in Pacific BioEnergy Prince George LP, a Canadian wood pellet plant co-owned by GDF SUEZ. Maarten has over 15 years’ experience in international business development and consultancy in renewable energy, power generation and start-up of SME enterprises in emerging economies, specifically in Africa. Maarten holds a MSc in International Technological Development Sciences, Social Sciences & Industrial Management from Eindhoven University of Technology.