Frederick Schreurs is the Chief Executive Officer of the Business Incubation Platform (BIP) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. He oversees and directs the activities of all BIP units including IITA GoSeed, Aflasafe, Nodumax, AgriServe and the IITA Youth Agripreneurs.
Frederick has spent the last thirty years working in the seed sector for multinational companies including ASTEC Global in the Netherlands and Germains Seed Technology in the UK. He has worked and lived in several countries in Europe, US, South America, Asia, and Africa, and can speak and write Dutch, German, Englaish, Spanish, Italian and French. His experience spans across several value chains including cassava, maize, banana, oil palm, cowpea, soybean, vegetables, fruit trees and horticultural crops.
Frederick has an academic background in Agriculture and organization management from the Netherlands and the USA respectively.