Name: Gert Hemke
Adress: Prins Clauslaan 70
5684 GB Best
Telephone: 0499 – 399484 en +31 619 422 000
Birth date: 30 – 11 – 1954








2005 -

Hemke Nutri Consult

  • Innovation and project support, training and advice, management consultancy
  • Feed evaluation, animal production, integral chain management, pigs, poultry, cattle
2000 – 2005

Manager business development CCL Research

  • Setting up and in charge of the department business development (2,6 fte)
    and of the meat research group ( 4,5 fte).
  • Turnover of contract research increased from € 200.000 in 2000 to 1.200.000 in 2004.
1996 – 1999

Manager Feed Advice Centre Cehave

  • Responsible for product development, design of advices and support of sales and purchase departments. In charge of 20 persons.
  • Controlling R&D budget of € 1,3 million. Return on investment by application € 4,5 mil.
1986 – 1996

Chief nutritionist Cehave Veghel

  • Main task to develop and make applicable knowledge, design advices, support sales and purchase. In charge of projects and coaching 4 nutritionists.
  • Communicate advices in presentations and in writing.
1980 - 1986

Elanco Benelux

  • The coordination of product developments and trials in cooperation with farms and institutes.

Education and experiences

  • University of Agriculture Wageningen (Animal Nutrition Physiology, Health, Economics).
  • Courses e.g. marketing ( Nima A), advice skills, project- and human resource management.
  • Initiating, coordinating and reporting research projects within and outside the company.
  • Designing concepts and generate unique selling tools and edges by application of knowledge.
  • Managing budgets and personnel and controlling progress.
  • Communicate knowledge to farmers, sales department, in post doc education and congresses.
  • Design and manage marketing- and sales strategies and business plans.
  • Performing international consultancy.
  • Involved in Dutch steering groups focused on strategic projects and feed evaluation.

Skills and competences

  • Deep and wide expertise with respect to nutrition, husbandry, health, welfare, environment, food safety, and positive eating quality in cattle, pigs and poultry.
  • Plenty experiences in validating all types of ingredient streams in safe and effective manners.
  • Trained to set up and evaluate all types of feed additives.
  • Innovative, enterprising, creative, analytical thinking, self employing.
  • Focussed on practical solutions, result, customer orientated and resolute.
  • Coaching leadership, good planning approach, effective expressing skills.
  • Well skilled to develop new strategies and vision.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages : English good, German and French fairly good.

Other interests and information

  • Grown up on a dairy farm.
  • Broad network in different sectors: research, advice, suppliers, government, civil organisations.
  • Initiator and producer of big scale musicals in own residence ( 60 persons, 40 k€ budget ) and active supporting a local sports club and service club.
  • Ambition to initiate and realise unique products and services together with other people.
  • Drive to support successful innovations with helicopter view.
  • Ready to spend part of the time travelling abroad.