Executing on project financing, agriculture engineering and commodities trading

The dynamics of the both the agricultural and the biofuel business, the vast opportunities offered by today’s markets and the high degree of complexity, require a group of professionals with specific technical knowledge, common business sense and experienced decision-making skills.

We work with a team of highly skilled professionals, advisory board members and partners to develop and execute feedstock production programs in south America for world class refineries, oil and protein traders. We also work with a select group of land owners to optimize our genetics propagation, planting, maintenance and harvesting technics in order to maximize the out-put of our genetics.

Marcel van Heesewijk
Founder & CEO
Chairman of the Board of Director

25 years experience in international markets, private and public financing of IP related business development.
Brazilian born with business development expertise across South America.
Bachelors in Economics from University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
ESCP MBA graduate from Paris, Oxford and Berlin.

Francisco Agustin Vergara
Genetics & Country Manager

Engineer Agronomist graduated from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UNA.
Specialist in Plant Health.
Master of Science in Phytosanity, National University of Asunción.
Former responsable for Good Agricultural Practices implementations with stevia farmers.
Former Phytopatologist researcher in Jatropha projects for SouthAmerica.
Former technical coordinator for test plantations of Jatropha in North of Argentina and Paraguayan Chaco.

Hugues van Heesewijk
Member of the Board of Directors

Chief Growth Officer & CEO Europe at onefinestay a luxury hotel-home company managing 10,000 properties worldwide. Co-founder and CEO of Squarebreak, responsible for the expansion to over 50 destinations in Europe.
Squarebreak was sold in 2017 to the international hotel group ACCORHOTELS and merged into onefinestay. Responsible for the launching of WIMDU in France for Rocket Internet.
Master in Real Estate Law from EFTE SUD, Provence, France. Licensed Marechal Ferrant with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture. Fluent in 5 languages.

Henk Rottinghuis
Advisory Board Member

Head of road transport division at Royal Nedlloyd Group. 
Head of Carimport division of Pon Holdings, one of Netherland’s largest family-owned companies representing the Volkswagen Group.
CEO of of Pon Holdings expanding its representations of A1 manufacturers to MAN, Linde, MCFA and Caterpillar more than doubling it’s size and profitability with revenues over €6bn.
Running of own family office.
Board positions in companies that needed change such as RBS NV (former ABNAMRO).
Chairman of the oldest industrial group in the Netherlands STORK.
Non-executive Director of CRH, the Irish global player in building materials.
Member of the Supervisory Board of Blokker Holding, a European retail group of 3,000 stores.

José Buttner
Biodiesel & Country Specialist

Director and founder of BIOENERGIA SAECA.
President of BIOCAP, Paraguayan Chamber of Biodiesel.
Former General Secretary of Mercosur.
Former Vice Minister for Economy and Integration.
Former President of Banco Nacional de Fomento.
Master of Science in Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de  Chile.

Wim Boer
Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Board of Directors

Founder of Axis Accountants and CFO-MKB financial advisors.
Over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, Business.
Consultant and CFO.
Accountancy and Tax law, University of Groningen.

Humberto Pagliosa
Tree Production Manager

Forest engineer from FURB and the University of Blumenau, Brasil. Specialist in greenhouse and nursery operations.  Extensive experience in managing forestry and carbon programs in Caracol, MS, Brasil and Carmelo Peralta, Paraguay. 

Federico (Fredy) Montoya
Plantations & Estancia Manager

Born and raised in the Paraguay Chaco.
10 years of farm developement experience.
Managed from scratch the infrastructure development of a 40,000 hectare cattle farm owned by german investors. 

Chris Hammond
Member of the Board of Directors

Experienced London City banking professional with over 25 years trading in the credit markets.
Running trading books and managing trading teams that were conducting “market-making” activities in a host of products (Fixed Income, Floating Rate Note, Asset-Swaps & Credit-Default Swaps in both Financials and Corporates in most G7 currencies) to a broad spectrum of institutional clients.
Responsible for deployment and implementation of the electronic trading platforms at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Independent consultant to a Swiss-based broker assessing the viability of their credit markets operation in Europe and the U.S.
Non-city based investment portfolio, which includes joint owner and Director of an award winning Gastro-Pub group, classic car restoration, and crowdfunding projects.

Hans van der Loo
Advisory Board Member

Global originator of Shell V-Power.
Vice President of Shell EU involved in shaping EU policy around biofuels.
Sherpa of two Shell CEO’s in the ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists).
Member of the Advisory Council of BusinessEurope and Adviser to the President of the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development).
Expert on systemic risk and societal resilience advising senior policy makers (European Commission, NATO).
Advocate of strengthening EU Talent Pipeline Development. 
EU Ambassador for EU STEM Coalition. Chairman Advisory Board of Institute for Integrated Economic Research.                                           International speaker on future, energy and sustainability matters, Bilderberg, COP21, EU Business Summit, World Economic Forum, Business Schools and various Universities.



Investancia Paraguay S.A.
Estancia Santa Rosanna
Carmelo Peralta, Paraguay
Investancia Holding B.V.
CIC Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Info +31 263723071 or via contact page