Francoise de Goeijen
CEO at Eagan NV
Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam || Smart Materials Sittard Mentor
Françoise realised a great career within big companies supplying the agricultural industry. She started her career at the biggest feed cooperative in the Netherlands, producing 4 million ton feed, and moved hereafter to Rhône Poulenc (nowadays Adisseo). Hereafter she continued her career at companies like ADM, DSM and Provimi (acquired by Cargill).She always worked in the agricultural business, from feed to food, setting up new business in new areas and being an important player for food safety. Internationally Françoise discussed with the biggest poultry integrators and pig-feed producers how to improve the food safety standards. She knows the agricultural business worldwide, how the trends are and the needs of the players in the market.
Making profitable business out of innovative ideas is nowadays het slogan. She enjoys starting with an innovative idea or invention and grow it together with a dedicated team into a financially sound business. In doing so, she can make use of her technical background, her broad market experience and her management skills that she gained over the years.
Her experience varies from (fundamental) research, innovations, product development, market development to entrepreneurship. This combination of experiences has led to start her own business Eagan NV, supporting Start-Ups either in marketing and sales to build up the business or as an investor. Eagan works independent, but also in the network Business Angels Network – Smart & Biobased. Besides Françoise is an expert in several networks to consult companies looking into the agricultural business with the intention in investing or acquiring new activities.