Entrepreneur & strategic advisor
"I believe in positive impact through profitable business."
Sanne Steemers
Entrepreneur & Senior Advisor

Sanne Steemers is a senior value chain strategist and social entrepreneur bringing together profitability and impact in business and partnerships.

She has fifteen years corporate and entrepreneurial expertise. She has a critical mind and is a connector who never compromises on people, integrity and quality. Brings focus, risk aware but not averse. As an entrepreneur, she creates a proof of concept for social enterprise globally. As an advisor, she partners with like-minded companies and organisations to enable profitable impact.

Sanne is passionate about value addition in agribusiness and manufacturing. With her global experience and network, she shares her time between Amsterdam and Lagos.  Sanne holds an MSc in International Business from the University of Groningen, has a track record of working in international trade and global value chains, and speaks Dutch, English and French.

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  • 2021

    Entrepreneur, advisor, trainer, board member

    Entrepreneur, advisor, trainer, board member

    December 1, 2021
  • 2020

    Impact through entrepreneurship and advice, founded Agriprofs

    Impact through entrepreneurship and advice, founded Agriprofs

    May 1, 2020
  • 2019

    Sharing time between Amsterdam and Lagos

    Sharing time between Amsterdam and Lagos

    June 1, 2019
  • 2017

    Partnered in the Agri-Logic network for global impact on agribusiness

    Partnered in the Agri-Logic network for global impact on agribusiness

    January 1, 2017
  • 2016

    Founded Thirty Six Foods Nigeria, co-founded The FEED Project

    Founded Thirty Six Foods Nigeria, co-founded The FEED Project

    August 1, 2016
  • 2015

    Move to Lagos Nigeria

    Move to Lagos Nigeria

    January 1, 2015
  • 2014

    Chose independence through self-employment

    Chose independence through self-employment

    February 28, 2014
  • 2012

    Left corporate career for commodity trade

    Left corporate career for commodity trade

    February 1, 2012
  • 2010

    Developed and managed several large programs globally

    Developed and managed several large programs globally

    September 1, 2010
  • 2006

    Launched corporate career at Accenture

    Launched corporate career at Accenture

    June 1, 2006
  • 2006

    Moved to Amsterdam

    Moved to Amsterdam

    May 1, 2006
  • 2006

    Graduated MSc International Business

    Graduated MSc International Business

    April 1, 2006
  • 2005

    Internship in Burkina Faso

    Internship in Burkina Faso

    December 31, 2005
  • 2005

    Erasmus exchange in France

    Erasmus exchange in France

    May 31, 2005
  • 2002

    Work hard, play hard, dream big

    Work hard, play hard, dream big

    May 1, 2002
  • 2000

    Graduated secondary school and started university

    Graduated secondary school and started university

    May 31, 2000
  • 1995

    Learned writing and coding

    Learned writing and coding

    January 4, 1995
  • 1994

    Started secondary school

    Started secondary school

    September 1, 1994
  • 1990

    Learned cooking and photography

    Learned cooking and photography

    January 1, 1990
  • 1988

    Started primary school

    Started primary school

    September 1, 1988
  • 1986

    Learned swimming and reading

    Learned swimming and reading

    January 1, 1986
  • 1984

    Became a sister

    Became a sister

    April 17, 1984
  • 1982

    Grew up in Netherlands

    Grew up in Netherlands

    December 31, 1982
  • 1982

    Born in France

    Born in France

    February 6, 1982
Facts & focus

By pursuing impactful ideas and partnerships, Sanne aims to share skills, create jobs, and build economies. Entrepreneurship means creating value where it matters. Credibility is key.

Her entrepreneurial activities are a proof of concept, and by sharing her knowledge and experience with partners her impact is scaled and multiplied.

"If we would all help a few people, the world would be a much better place."
Sanne Steemers
Entrepreneur & Senior Advisor
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"Creating real value is the key to sustainability."
Sanne Steemers
Entrepreneur & Senior Advisor

Having worked with over 50 companies, funders, governments and non-profits in over 25 countries, Sanne has a wide network of experts, entrepreneurs, buyers and investors. She has specific affinity with agribusiness, commodity trade and the financial sector, while having explored technology and communications in the past. Geographically, her experience and network reach across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Sanne currently owns two companies, and has long term connections to several others as advisor, director and board member.

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Sanne Steemers is always open for opportunities as strategic advisor, commodities and trade expert, board or investment committee member, speaker or teacher.

She has a specific interest in developing innovative and fact-based business models and reaching profitable impact at scale.

Happy to connect & explore opportunities!