IndiaConnected reduces time, costs and risks for Dutch companies during market entry into India. Additionally, we work for Indian organisations looking for business partners in Europe.

Founding partners

Bart Hergaarden, Partner

After obtaining a masters degree at Nyenrode Business University, Bart set up a consultancy firm in Bangalore in 2007, supporting European companies - startups, SME’s and multinationals - to enter the Indian market. He established IndiaConnected in 2014. Bart is a sought-after speaker on doing business in India (ING Bank, EY, Dutch National Export Event) and often shares his views in national media (NRC Handelsblad, De Volkskrant, Radio1).

Ward Massa, Partner

Ward studied political science at Delhi University in 2009. Back in the Netherlands, he worked two years for the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT) and initiated IndiaConnected in 2014. Ward is also the founder of The NewSchool Challenge, developing sustainable, smart school buildings in India.

Bhupinder Bansal

Bhupinder B. Bansal, Director India

With 28 years of experience in various functions at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mumbai, Mr. Bansal built an extensive network in the Indo-Dutch business corridor. He has vast experience in assisting both Dutch and Indian companies doing business with each other. Mr. Bansal is IndiaConnected's first point of contact in Mumbai. 


Maarten van der Schaaf, Partner  

Maarten studied international relations at the University of Amsterdam. He helps to bring smart and sustainable solutions from Europe to India. As a journalist he has published extensively about business and culture in India. Since 2010, Maarten is involved with Farmers As Owners, an Indian social enterprise that supports Indian farmers with state-of-the-art cold chain solutions.


Contact information


IndiaConnected BV
+31 (0)88 777 4277 (NL)
+91(0)22 2639 6311 (IN)

Office hours: Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 18.00 CEST

Follow us @indiaconnected & LinkedIn



Amsterdam Office

Damrak 53F
1012 LL Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Mumbai Office

402, Natraj
Off J.P. Road, Seven Bungalows
Near Axis Bank, Andheri (West)
Mumbai 400053