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Jaap Harkema

Segment Manager


Born in Maastricht in the Netherlands, Jaap graduated from Wageningen University (Food Technology) in 1988.

He has worked at Avebe for more than 25 years and is a Marketing and Innovation specialist in the B2B food market.

Jaap has international experience and has spoken at various food ingredient courses and conferences.

He has a long track record in launching new innovative specialty concepts to the market. Some examples include waxy potato starch, Perfectasol texture solutions for plant-based foods and potato protein.

Jaap’s passion is pioneering with innovative food ingredients: Believe in the potential of your innovation and you will find a market when you listen to your prospects and customers carefully!