Herman van Campenhout

Herman van Campenhout

Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

We want to serve as a powerful advocate for the environment.

Our work is made possible by funding partners who champion our mission.


A general manager with international experience of > 25 years with2 leading multi-national corporations : the Shell Group and the RELXGroup (previously Reed Elsevier).


President of the supervisory board
2014 – Present | Rotterdam Area, Netherlands

RTD BV is a global energy service provider, delivering technical assurancethrough non-destructive testing , inspection, and certification to the capital-intensive, high-risk energy, utility and infrastructure industries in every regionof the world.

Black Bear Carbon

Investor and advisor
2015 – Present | Eindhoven Area, Netherlands

Black Bear Carbon brings the circular economy to tires and enables the production of raw materials from end-of-life tires for re-use in tires, technical rubber products, plastics, paint and ink. Black BearCarbon provides technology, product development and marketing and salesexpertise of carbon black products. The first factory has been financed and isoperating.

International Development & Investment Trust BV

Chief business development officer
2013 – Present | The Hague Area, Netherlands

Business development for media. IDIT is an independent organisation financedby institutions and individuals who share its believe in the importance ofpublishing and disseminating reliable, unbiased information.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Member of the board of trustees
2013 – Present | Rotterdam Area, Netherlands

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is a modern orchestra which has its roots in the classical music tradition. Member of the audit committee.

Campdevilla BV

Industry expert scientific publishing
2014 – Present | Bilthoven, Netherlands

Advising private equity and institutions regarding mergers & acquisitions andbusiness development in relation to scientific publishing.

Brokat Media Support BV

2015 – Present | The Hague Area, Netherlands

Asset management.



2011 – 2013 | Amsterdam Area, Netherlands


USG People

2010 – 2010 | Almere Stad Area, Netherlands


RELX Group

CEO Elsevier science & technology division
2005 – 2010 (6 years) | Amsterdam Area, Netherlands


Reed Business Information NL

CEO Reed Business Information the Netherlands

2001 – 2005 | Amsterdam Area, Netherlands


Royal Dutch Shell

Director of Shell Nederland Verkoopmaatschappij & member of the board of Shell Nederland

1998 – 2001 (4 years) | Rotterdam Area, Netherlands


Commercial director Shell Spain
1997 – 1998 (2 years) | Madrid Area, Spain

Senior area assistant of the shareholder
1996 – 1997 (2 years) | London, United Kingdom

Commercial director Shell Guatemala
1993 – 1996 (4 years) | Guatemala city, Guatemala

Senior trader Africa
1990 – 1993 (4 years) | London, United Kingdom

Area manager Argentina West
1988 – 1990 (3 years) | Mendoza Province, Argentina

Head of planning Shell Argentina
1987 – 1988 (2 years) | Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina

Account manager
1984 – 1987 (4 years) | Amsterdam Area, Netherlands


  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Master’s degree, Business law and Private law · (1980 – 1984)
  • Higher Economic School Rotterdam
  • Bachelor’s degree, Business/Commerce, General · (1977 – 1980)

Top Skills

  • Online Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Publishing


  • English (Full Professional)
  • Spanish (Full Professional)
  • German (Professional Working)