VanderSat welcomes new Chief Commercial Officer

February 4, 2019


anderSat provides highly accurate and unique earth observation information to the global community. CEO Menno van der Marel is delighted to announce that Berend de Jong will join VanderSat’s leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer.

Menno van der Marel, CEO of VanderSat: “Berend will elevate our game in our objective to expand our position with our international clients, while remaining true to our core values of environmental and social impact. He comes on board during a time of serious growth and opportunity for VanderSat and our customers. His industry know-how will help us continue our current momentum well into the future.

Berend de Jong will be responsible for further growth of VanderSat’s global client base as well as product and market development.
Berend de Jong: “I was triggered by VanderSat’s rapidly growing presence in the insurance sector and quickly recognized the impact VanderSat had already created in agriculture and water related issues. I am eager to connect the dots on space technology, agriculture and the world of financial services.

Berend brings extensive international consulting and senior management experience to VanderSat. He worked over 20 years for leading global consulting firms in senior management positions. Most recently as both Managing Director Accenture Strategy in The Netherlands and lead for Accenture’s global Technology Strategy practice for insurance. Before he held senior leadership positions at Gartner and KPMG.

Berend studied Information Technology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and Technology & Human Affairs at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

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