Jan van Montfort has a Master in Agricultural Science from Wageningen Agricultural University and in Business Administration from NCOI Business School, Netherlands. He has more than 25 years experience in development, which includes agriculture value chain development, community forestry (Colombia and Bolivia), SME strategic development in Zambia, Angola and Mozambique, establishing market and channel distribution for solar energy in African countries. He held consultancy and management positions in FAO, SNV and IKV for more than 15 years. Jan is now a Senior Advisor in tender formulation, procurement organization, tender information management and bid writing (with 85+% success rate in the last 8 years), in the sectors of agriculture, energy, infrastructure and climate initiatives. He is also a business coach for SMEs in their start up phase or in their growth phase. He is fluent in Dutch, English, Portuguese and Spanish.