Maarten Frowein has extensive professional experience in the industry with senior positions at VTTI (Vitol), BHP Billiton and ING Trade & Commodity Finance. Maarten currently advices boardrooms and HR departments with training and recruitment policies.
Robert Horster leads global trading, origination and sustainability for Cargill's Edible Oils group. He has been in this position since 2016. Prior to his current role, he held a regional trading role in the same group. Between 2007 and 2012, Robert headed up Cargill's grain and oilseeds trading for Greater China and coal trading for Asia. Before relocating to Asia, he was the commercial manager for the company's oilseeds crush and feed ingredients activities in the Benelux. In this capacity, he was involved in setting up responsible supply chains for soybeans and a member of the Kramer-commission, an advisory body to the Dutch government on sustainable biomass. Robert holds a master's degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in monetary economics and fundamental economic theory. He has lectured on food security and commodity risk at Singapore Management University and the Erasmus University and has a special interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning.