Our Team

Joachim Westerveld

has worked and lived in Africa for many years. There he build a strong and wide network and a wealth of knowledge about the socio-economic developments in the region. Joachim combined his theoretical knowledge and practical experience of entrepreneurship and development in The Blue Link Approach. 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
Jos Borger

joined TBL in 2021 as a ‘junior investment manager’. He supports portfolio companies on strategic topics and oversees potential new investments and divestments. Jos previously worked as a strategy consultant and partially grew up in Africa. He holds a master degree in Theoretical Physics.

Aimee Borggreve

is employed by The Blue Link as an Executive (Legal) Assistant. 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.