Our Team

Joachim Westerveld

is a serial entrepreneur who believes in creating businesses that impact people and our world positively. For him, its all about doing good by focusing on the three P’s: People, Planet and Profit. Joachim previously lived in Pakistan for 5 years and has now made Kenya is home since 2013. He is co-founder and director of The Blue Link. Joachim holds a master degree in History from the University of Amsterdam.

Jacco Brink

has gained management experience in both the commercial and the development sector. Experience in Russia and Central Asia has enhanced his expertise in management of complex processes in intercultural settings. He is co-founder and director of The Blue Link. Jacco holds a master degree in Economic Geography from the University of Amsterdam.

Ruwan Goppel

has gained experience in the financial and legal field in the development sector as financial controller and finance director. Ruwan joined The Blue Link in 2011 and has been a director since 2015. He mainly focusses on legal and financial matters for the holding companies in the Netherlands and is involved in structuring the international transactions within the group.

Jos Borger

joined TBL in 2021 as ‘Junior Investment Manager’. He supports portfolio companies on strategic topics and oversees potential new investments and exits. Jos previously worked as a strategy consultant, specialized in projects within the investment space (e.g. investment decision support, benefits realization) focused on agri, energy and technology sectors. He partially grew up in Africa and holds a master degree in Theoretical Physics.

Aimee Borggreve

is the Executive (Legal) Assistant in the TBL team. She provides administrative support and participates in the legal management of our businesses. Aimée previously worked at a law firm as a legal and administrative personal assistant and is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in Law.