Robert-Jan van Ogtrop was CEO of Bols Royal Distilleries and subsequently of Remy Cointreau. He was also an industrial partner at CVC Capital Partners. He founded the ‘Circle Economy’ platform aimed at accelerating the transition to a circular economy. In line with this vision, he actively invests in companies with a view to turning them into ‘circular’ businesses.
He also leverages his corporate experience in his contributions to nature conservation and business development in Africa and Europe, including his role as chair of African Parks and the TBL Mirror Fund, as a board member of the Wilderness Foundation, and furthermore as founder of the Foundation for Natural Leadership. Robert-Jan van Ogtrop also sits on the non-executive board of a number of companies.