We want to make our smart waste management knowledge available for the people and places that need it the most.
Our team has best-in-class European and local waste management and business knowledge to design the system for local circumstances. We have a pragmatic ‘localised’ project management approach to connect the right people and get the system working in local conditions.
Silvia de Vaan
Founder & CEO
Silvia believes in connecting people and ideas to solve the world's problems. In this case: solving the developing world's waste problem with local and foreign organisations.
With 5 years experience as consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and 4 years as social entrepreneur (including business development in India and setting up a factory in Tanzania), she knows about running social businesses in a smart way.
Niels van den Hoek
Niels wants to offer Indian municipalities and communities an end-2-end waste management service. Like in Europe, but adapted to local circumstances, with the existing informal sector.
With 10 years of experience as waste expert (certified cradle2cradle consultant) and former site - and operational manager in Europe, he can set up efficient waste management sites, logistics and processes
Founder & COO
Rohith Kumar K.H.
Rohith wants to solve one of his country's biggest challenges: waste management. He is eager to get an opportunity to take in European knowledge and apply it in India.
With 8 years of management, operations and engineering experience in E-waste management, he is making things happen: working with the teams on the ground to design improvement plans and and create change
Country Director India
Rob creates the best out of two worlds by making a connection between two cultures, as he has shown in South America and Asia.
With 20+ years of experience in all areas waste management (from collection to segregation, transport and recycling), having been CEO and operational director of several European waste management companies, he has a track record not many can compete with!
Director India (part-time)
Raghu wants to help young and entrepreneurial companies like SweepSmart to be successful in his country.
With 15+ experience in all areas of finance, accounting and legal at Deloitte and as an entrepreneur, he can structure our company, deals and partnerships and get it all done in a country that can seem like a jungle for outsiders!
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