Based in Brussels Belgium, Reinout works as an Associate at AMERRA. He focuses on sourcing investments and portfolio management mostly in the European time zone. His international, operational and turn around experience at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, farm operations in LATAM and private equity internship in Belgium are well suited to create value for portfolio companies.
Reinout spent 3 years as operations manager in Cargill’s biggest chocolate factory, driving operational improvement. He was selected by senior management to drive the turnaround of cocoa & chocolate facility in Pennsylvania, USA. Afterwards he worked on upstream investments in the supply chain for a family office with livestock and rice investments in Paraguay. Reinout transitioned to AMERRA via an internship at Gimv, a tier 1 Benelux private equity shop. At AMERRA he combines his passion for agribusiness, finance and building companies.
Reinout holds a MA in biosystems engineering and a MA in general management, both at the Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Reinout is fluent in English, Dutch, and French.