With well over 25 years of experience in the international aquaculture industry, Hans Boon established his consulting company, Aquaculture Experience, in June 2008. Since the start of the company, Hans has worked on several assignments, ranging from acting as interim general manager for an aquafeed company in Greece to developing export markets in Asia and supervising field trials of eels in ponds in the Netherlands. For an up-to-date résumé please have a look at Aquaculture Experience’s portfolio.
Having graduated with a Master’s Degree in Biology from Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands, with a specialization in aquaculture and nutrition, Hans started his professional career in 1987 as a biological and technical supervisor in the eel farming business in the Netherlands. In 1989 he moved to the Provimi Group where he held several positions starting as a technical – commercial sales manager and then becoming manager of the aquafeed business unit in
The Netherlands in 1993. From 1999 to 2008 Hans worked in Provimi Holding’s Aquafeed Division, at first as manager of aquafeed development and from 2003 as Division Manager. Hans was instrumental in the growth of Provimi’s Aquafeed Division from the word go; production eventually increased to approximately 250.000 tons of aquafeed in Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Spain and Greece in 2007. At that point this activity was sold to a competitor, Biomar, and Hans started his own company, Aquaculture Experience.
Aquaculture Experience has gone from strength to strength providing valuable advice and professional consultation to an ever expanding group of companies in more than 15 countries to date. Currently, Hans is continuing to expand the business and expertise.