Team BambooLogic


World renown bamboo expertise

Establishing a new bamboo industry in Europe is disruptive and requires vision, experience, and determination.
Our diversified international team holds a cumulative experience of more than 100 years in bamboo, agribusiness & project management. We have bamboo propagation and cultivation specialists in house who cooperated in more than 25.000 hectares of bamboo fields worldwide.

Jorre Appel

general management | financial | shareholder

Master in Commercial Sciences, has gained extensive experience in higher management of leading international companies in the Benelux.
Jorre has managed several private equity projects & ventures as a consultant, manager, and/or shareholder. In 2012, when setting up a fully integrated agricultural and fishing project in Ghana, his socio-economic and green orientation merged with his business aspirations. Jorre joined Bamboologic following several agricultural greenfield projects.

Dr. Hans Friederich

environmental | public relations | shareholder

Hans is an internationally-respected bamboo ambassador (Ambassador of the World Bamboo Organisation), change-maker, and sustainability specialist. From 2014 to 2019 he was director of the Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), Observer to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and ambassador of the World Bamboo Organisation. Hans was also active for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for 24 years.

His extensive network in the bamboo sector, governments, and international organisations, and his experience with nature conservation issues are of important added value to Bamboologic

Kjell Tahon

general management | investor relations | shareholder

Kjell has a Master’s degree in communication science, and has broad international marketing, sales, and communication experience in several sectors, such as financial, private equity and socio-economic agricultural projects in Africa.

In addition to his extensive experience in greenfield management, marketing & communication he has a broad network of individual and institutional (Impact) investors.

Joost Borneman

technical sales western europe | investor relations | shareholder

Joost is specialised in bamboo applications, circular economy, and the biobased industry. He conducts scientific research into bamboo and links Bamboologic to his academic and business networks. Joost also has experience in marketing biodegradable plastic solutions. Joost worked and lived in Costa Rica where het got to know bamboo and fell in love with this magical plant.

Joost mainly focuses on business development, research and bamboo applications in Western Europe.

Jan Oprins 

cultivation | bamboo propagation | public relations | shareholder

Jan holds more than 30 years of experience as one of the largest European commercial bamboo growers. He is also a renown bamboo author, international consultant and world leading bamboo propagation specialist.

Runs successful bamboo plantations & nurseries in Indonesia, South-Africa & Spain.

Jan is involved in Bamboologic because of his enormous belief that the time to implement sustainable managed bamboo fields in Europe is now.

Jan Detavernier 

Technical | R&D | harvesting & processing

Within BambooLogic, Jan is responsible for the set-up and management of technical processes, from harvesting in the fields to primary processing. Jan also keeps track of the R&D trajectories and academic studies that Bamboologic runs with universities & institutions through Europe.

Jan is a nature and bamboo enthousiast at heart. He has a Bachelor of Technology and science and Master in Industrial Design, which he also lectured at Ghent University.

Jan has extensive experience in building with wood and bamboo. Starting in 2007, Jan spent several years in Brazil where he built public buildings in bamboo with linked workshops in bamboo building for the local community with the aim of poverty reduction.With his bamboo decoration company Baboom ( and his artist studio (, Jan primarily brings people closer to nature through unique geometric installations and practically oriented constructions in wood and bamboo.

Joao Ludovico 

carbon | field management | data

Joao is raised in the Alcoutim region in Portugal. He holds an MSC Plant Sciences and greenhouse horticulture and holds a minor in climate-smart argiculture for a sustainable food production. He studied at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Joao has a passion for sustainable development and technology innovation. He is mainly active in Portugal and responsible for carbon removal and field data collection & administration and general field management.

Carlos Sevinatti

plantation manager | portugal

Carlos is an experienced hands-on cultivation specialist with experience and knowledge of setting-up bamboo fields and other plantations.

His broad Portuguese network, no-nonsense approach and perseverance are important values in the pioneering phase that Bamboologic is in.

Cristina Duarte

administration | legal | portugal

Cristina works and lives in Portugal and holds a Master Degree in Law.
She takes care of administrative and legal affairs in Portugal and also offers support in the day-to-day management of the subsidiaries in Portugal.