Chairman & CEO
Henk is CEO & President of the Green Chi Group. Henk has worked on all continents. He has 30+ years international, hands-on pioneering and next-level development experience in both privately (PE/VC/Family) and publicly held startups, smaller and larger multinationals, including capital/fundraising, M&A, JV’s,
supply chain and turnaround – in consumer/lifestyle, media/entertainment, tourism/hospitality, tech/innovation and healthcare/life science products, services and solutions. Improving quality of life through innovation, diversity and inclusion has been his driving factor. Henk has also been active as board & committee member of NGO’s, (disability) sports federations and trade organizations. His involvement in social impact sustainability and bio-circular projects, regenerative, bio-based and circular economy, resulted in co-founding the Green Chi platform.
John is COO & CTO of the Green Chi Group. He is also Vice President of the Weeden Foundation where in addition to preserving more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide the Weeden Foundation actively addresses the entwined concerns of population growth, overconsumption of natural resources, and the climate crisis.
A New York City native, John has worked in the design and technology industry 25+ years beginning with Microsoft in the mid 90’s. Green Chi has been an opportunity for John to engage his environmental and entrepreneurial experience in a socially impactful global platform.
In his role as Alliance manager at telecom giant KPN he expanded the portfolio for Public Cloud and Unified Communication, ready for Sales and Distribution.
He is particularly proud of the fact that KPN is listed, for the 5th time in a row, as a Telecom company at the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Ernst is even more happy joining the Green Chi Group to continue and prioritize working on creating a sustainable, regenerative and inclusive environment for all.