Holding the MSc Degree in International Business Administration from the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Coen has held multiple positions in marketing and sales, business development, and general management. He is Dutch by nationality, yet has a strong international business experience, particularly in Latin America. Before joining the Peterson & Control Union group, he worked in a variety of industries within DSM, amongst other the pharmaceutical API antibiotics industry.
Currently he is responsible as Managing Director for Control Union Colombia & Central America, serving a large variety of sectors and clients in the agricultural industry and their supply chains. He is an expert in business strategies, negotiations, commercial customer management and in building client relationships. Since his arrival to Colombia in January 2018, he has been involved in the Medical Cannabis industry in Colombia. Control Union has developed the only global standard available for certifying medical cannabis, with over 4 years of involvement in this industry. Coen’s previous experience of having worked in the pharmaceutical industry, combined with the leading position Control Union has as a key service provider in the global commodity markets, allows him to contribute to shaping the new Medical Cannabis industry.
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