Richard van Hoolwerff

Richard_van_HoolwerffRichard van Hoolwerff’s talents in entrepreneurship led him to post-conflict Liberia withSPARK in 2010 where he set up the country’s first ever business start-up centre. Since then he’s been responsible for the growth of hundreds of young entrepreneurs involved in businesses ranging from waste collection and recycling to palm oil and film festivals.  He organised the first fully accredited marathon in Monrovia and after founding SKEK in Amsterdam, a restaurant within the Kriterion Foundation, he is helping to set up a Kriterion cinema in Monrovia.  His is now in Ivory Coast, replicating the BSC in the economic capital, Abidjan.