Bertken de Leede (1969) holds a masters degree in Forestry from the Wageningen University and Research Centre (1993) and a diploma in agribusiness management (2018). Bertken worked for 12 years in, respectively, Ghana, Pakistan, Bolivia and Nepal where she fulfilled several advisory functions within the context of forestry and rural development projects, executed by organisations such as ADRA, WFP-DGIS, FAO and DANIDA.
She works for Agriterra since June 2005. First as a project officer; since 2010 as liaison officer and since 2015 as Business Advisor for Asia and East Europe. As of January 2017 Bertken is business advisor for Africa (Kenya). She is programme manager and trainer of Agriterra’s Female leadership in cooperatives trajectory. She is Programme manager of the farmer services approach, specialised in supporting “farmer services for sustainable productivity increase”.