The People behind Manembo

Jeff Kersey

Joint Founder

Married to Trully from Surabaya, Jeff has 20 years experience working as an international consultant in sustainable design. He has long been inspired by the opportunities agroforestry offers for rural sustainable development.

HAns stuij

Joint Founder

A businessman from the Netherlands, Hans has long experience in marketing. He knows the Minahasa Highlands intimately. This is the region where he met his wife Ichsan, after sailing single-handedly around the World. 

Hanni Theresia

Operations Director

An Indonesian retail sales expert, Hanni has an extensive retail sales distribution network in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, she is energetically pursuing sales opportunities whilst interfacing closely with the forest cooperative.

Florian Vernaz

Sustainable Business Advisor

Florian’s work is focused mainly on sustainable landscape planning, in particular business planning for Forest Management Units. His experience includes promoting public-private partnerships to support green investment.

Annawati Van Paddenburg

Sustainable Business Advisor

Born in Papua New Guinea and raised in remote Indonesian villages, Anna is a sustainable finance, climate and environment professional with almost two decades of experience in green growth and international development.