NPM Capital and Webster University have the pleasure of inviting you to attend one or several of the events in the 3rd NPM Capital Entrepreneurship Week at Webster Leiden.

This year’s NPM Capital Entrepreneurship Week will feature three lectures by enterprising and entrepreneurial individuals, who will share their experiences with Webster students and staff, entrepreneurs, academics and policy makers.
On 14, 15, and/or 16 April 2008 at 18:00 hours for an hour of scintillating talk and discussion, insights and achievements in the world of entrepreneurship, management buy-outs, family business and private equity investments!

The speakers and their companies:

Monday 14 April 2008, 18:00 hours, Jeroen Jonker, Plasticum
Jeroen Jonker joined Plasticum in 2006 as CEO. He has a vast experience in the plastics industry, notably at General Electric Plastics (polymer materials) and Axxicon (tools & moulds), where he held several positions in marketing, sales and general management throughout Europe and the USA. Prior to joining Plasticum, Jeroen was Group Managing Director of Ten Cate Plasticum, the Packaging Division of Royal Ten Cate (technical textiles), which was sold to NPM-Capital and the management through an MBO early 2006. Jeroen holds a Masters Degree in Engineering & Design from Delft University of Technology.
Plasticum Group ( is a leading European manufacturer and designer of innovative plastic packaging solutions. We offer customised and proprietary products for the Personal Care, Food, Pharmaceutical and Home Care markets. With clear strategic objectives and an entrepreneurial attitude we are able to leverage our expertise and knowledge across the group to maximise the services we offer. We are always looking for new opportunities and we invite everyone to challenge us with new product ideas.
Tuesday 15 April 2008, 18:00 hours: The Brinkers Family; A classic family business in the Netherlands since 1878
In 1878 young Bernardus Brinkers started selling margarine around Zoetermeer. Following World War I, Brinkers’ two sons expanded the business and distributed margarine around the country. Hubertus Brinkers lead the firm through World War II. The company has stayed in the family and seen strong growth around the world, expanding into related products such as cakes and desserts. Now in 2008 the five sons of Bernardus Brinkers are poised to participate and lead the Brinkers’ business in the 21st century. Two of the sons have studied at Webster University Leiden.
Bernardus Brinkers, the current patriarch of the family business will review the company history, followed by Beer Brinkers (MA 2006) who is now leading the initiative ‘Taartjesfabriek’ in the Cakes and Desserts Division of the Brinkers Group. He will discuss his business model and the role of the family in guiding its development.
The Brinkers Group ( consists of a margarine division and a patisserie division and owns 10 production sites in various parts of Europe. The Cake & Desserts Division has 4 production locations in The Netherlands which are BRC A grade Certified. This division is one of the largest industrial Cakes & Desserts producers in Europe and produces a wide range of products for customers in airline, retail and food service, both within and outside Europe.
Wednesday 16 April 2008, 18:00 hours: Hans Huisinga, Central Industry Group (CIG)
After completing his degree in chemical engineering and gaining an MBA, Hans Huisinga held a number of distinguished executive positions at Dutch and international corporations such as Shell, Hoek Loos, Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer, the world’s largest flower auction, and Navobi Ekro, which he helped grow into one of the largest producers of veal products in Europe. After selling his equity stake in Navobi Ekro, Hans joined the Netherlands Railways, where he played a leading role in the privatization of the railway system, making the organization financially healthy, streamlining the business, and focusing it on passenger transport.
Since 2004, Hans Huisinga has been a shareholder as well as the chairman of the board of supervisory directors of Central Industry Group N.V., a group of companies providing industrial goods and services to the international maritime sectorHe also has equity stakes in a real estate company and a water sports company, and he is a supervisory director at several other companies.
Central Industry Group ( is a group of companies, internationally providing industrial goods and services to the nautical sector, with locations in Holland, Germany and Poland, and joint ventures in Shanghai (China) and St. Petersburg (Russia). CIG aims to distinguish itself by offering its own developed high-quality products, tailored to the client’s needs.
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