supports European companies, governments and non-profits who are active in India. Similarly, we help Indian organisations set up shop in Europe.
Founding partners of IndiaConnected
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).
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.
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.
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