Mark is the CEO of HempFlax, Europe’s largest independent hemp grower and processor. Mark has been at HempFlax since 2008 and was appointed CEO in 2016. HempFlax has operations across Europe, with over 2,400 hectares of hemp expected to be harvested in 2020.
Raised in a farming family, Mark holds bachelor’s degrees in agribusiness and crop production from Het Van Hall Instituut and a Master of Science degree in management from Nyenrode University.
From 2016 to 2019, Mark served as president of the European Industrial Hemp Association, Europe’s foremost coalition of the industrial hemp-processing industry. He continues to sit on its board of directors today.