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.
Impact through entrepreneurship and advice, sharing time between Amsterdam and Lagos
Partnered in the Agri-Logic network for global impact on agribusiness
Founded Thirty Six Foods Nigeria, co-founded The FEED Project
Move to Lagos Nigeria
Chose independence through self-employment
Left corporate career for commodity trade
Developed and managed several large programs globally
Launched corporate career at Accenture
Moved to Amsterdam
Graduated MSc International Business
Internship in Burkina Faso
Erasmus exchange in France
Work hard, play hard, dream big
Graduated secondary school and started university
Learned writing and coding
Started secondary school
Learned cooking and photography
Started primary school
Learned swimming and reading
Became a sister
Grew up in Netherlands
Born in France
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.
employer, entrepreneur and partnerships developer
trainer, speaker, coach and trough training of trainers
connecting producers, aggregators and buyers
debt, equity and grants for commodities, food and fashion
Having worked with over 50 companies, funders, governments and non-profits, 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 or director.
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!