Owner - Full-time dedicated
Jacob started his entrepreneurial life early on by making a living from his childhood sport as an elite golfer turning greenkeeper. Here his understanding of soil, water movement and landscaping started to take form. After an inspirational journey in 2008 to the Gambian bush in West Africa, Jacob’s interest for plants initiated the first ideas around the company eGro. A new direction for business development and management created eGro’s sustainable model, that recreates the natural resources of impoverished soil, while the global food supply is stabilized. Building eGro since 2008 has lead to the daily pursuit of the mission to stabilize Earth’s climate.
Founder and CEO
Autodidact and Polytechnical
Celestine Olessy Otieno
In office or field most days of the week
For Olessy, the most important thing right now is her community, she is growing her staff in Kenya and making sure that all the layers of her organisation are self-sufficient.
Bsc AgroEcology, South Eastern Kenya University
Mubarrak is eGro’s local agronomist and works directly with the farmers. He provides the farmers with educational material, field training and support. He has been trained in participatory methods by a Danish organisation and has gained a lot of experience working directly with local farming communities. Through the participatory methods, Mubarrak is able to identify eGro’s future high-quality suppliers and with a mass educational method, he educates any late adapters.
Louise Pierrel Mikkelsen
Louise has been inside and advisor to several start-ups, ranging from tea import to gaming software development. She is a diverse professional with a lot of passion and patience. Her professional background is in investment and now latest in thinktanks.
Professional experience: InvestorNet-Gate2Growth, Tryhart, Global Capital Market Solutions (GCMS), Louis Vuitton, Avicore P/S, VELUX.
Helle Dyrby Høy
Helle has a passion for making people interact and communicate with each other. She is a visionary that employs her skills to advise business leaders and entrepreneurs in communication through her own company www.enjoyspeaking.dk
Helle has been advising Jacob on core personality and communication theory, pitch training and issues related to understanding his own external communication. Building him up to be a thought leader.
Professional experience: Founder of Danishmind.com/EnjoySpeaking.dk Editor, developer and production manager at TV 2 Danmark.
Martin has since 2006 founded several companies and build more than one high-growth company with triple USD digits. Now, he has found his personal success after gradually withdrawing from the companies. As a scientific businessman, he is now devoted to innovation and entrepreneurial mentoring.
He runs WattsUpPower as a CEO on an every day basis, a world leading energy storage company using flywheel and high-end patented REE magnets.
Professional experience: WattsUp Power, Clean World Innovation Invest, SMILICS Technologies, IBM, NeuroSyntek Inc., BG Partners Group.
Morten is a creative marketing professional. He started the first skateboard shop in Denmark in 1989. He has build up several companies within telecoms, eventmaking, social media, and will probably continue to do so, as he prefers the company before it gets too big. Morten is generally absorbed by the people and the product.
Professional experience: CREATE- Events and Social Media, Digitalmessen Aps, Eventbureauet, Social media lab.