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Gijs Opbroek


Management | Renewable Energy | Hospitality Management | Retail Management | Operations Management | Sales & Distribution | Frontier Markets | Africa

Gijs Opbroek is an experienced manager & entrepreneur and an expert in managing supply chains and operations in Africa and other Frontier Markets. Gijs works at Barefoot Power, a company manufacturing and selling Solar Solutions for Frontier Markets, where he now is the global Head of Customer Delivery & Activation. In this position he is responsible for managing the global Supply Chain, Quality Control and Large Scale Projects. Next to his assignment at Barefoot Power, Gijs joined De Vries Africa Ventures as Partner in 2017. Within De Vries Africa Ventures he is managing the Wine Import & Distribution venture in Kenya.

After graduating Gijs emigrated to Uganda where he setup several IT ventures of which amongst other Canopy IT. In this capacity he was responsible for managing the day to day operations and delivery projects. In his early career Gijs worked as HR professional in several employment agencies in The Netherlands.

Having lived and worked in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya Gijs has profound experience in doing business in Africa. Gijs is an expert in operational excellence and takes pride in delivering a superb customer experience. Gijs holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. 

Originally from The Netherlands, Gijs now lives and works in  Nairobi, Kenya and frequently travels the African continent.

Gijs Opbroek