Eric Haas

Eric is a co-founder of the Osmos Network, focused on the organisation’s business development.

With an education in business administration and after a decade of experience in corporate business development, Eric moved into conceiving and developing entrepreneurial projects.  

 

Eric is a dynamic thinker, has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves team development based on collective value.  He is a keen listener, a diplomatic facilitator and impassioned communicator: qualities that make him a great asset for co-creation.  Eric has a passion for (social) innovation and urban development with a focus on strategy, business development and entrepreneurship. He is quick to grasp core problems and reach viable ideas built on twenty-five years of business experience.

 

Eric has a particular passion for food, agriculture and HoReCa. He developed strategies to re-activate military forts located around Amsterdam. He launched a grocery shop based on a local farm-to-fork philosophy. He helped develop the Plantage-lab to test community based urban agriculture.    

Education
  • Diploma – Academy of Photography, Amsterdam (NL)
  • MSc Technical Business Administration – University of Twente (NL)
Professional experience
  • Creative strategy and social entrepreneurship – Green Concepts (NL)
  • Freelance documentary photography and concept development (NL)
  • Business development – Business Architects (NL)
  • General Management – ING Bank (NL & PL)

Expertise

Language skills

Dutch (native)

English (fluent)

German (fluent)

Polish (basic speaking)

Eric's insights

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Adrian Hill

Adrian is a founding partner of the Osmos Network responsible for general operations with expertise in production in cities and ecological systems.

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Hanne Van Reusel

Hanne is an Osmos Network partner bringing the team expertise on the commons, participative processes and the development of public space.

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Julia Rocha

Julia is an Osmos collaborator with expertise in visual communications and public space.

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Laurens Van der Cruyssen

Laurens is an Osmos Network partner bringing the network expertise in psychology, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and human-centred design.

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Liana Simmons

Liana is an Osmos expert bringing the network a strong foundation in collaboration and cooperation to empower local and regional organisations and communities.

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Marco Kooistra

Marco is a founding partner of the Osmos Network responsible for the organisation’s financial management. He brings the network extensive expertise in finance, fiscal strategy, business management and accounting.

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Michael Kaethler

Michael is an Osmos expert bringing the network theoretical and methodological skills to address complex and systemic problems often rooted at an epistemological (knowledge) or ontological (being) level.

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Stephan Kampelmann

Stephan is a co-founder and expert of the Osmos Network bringing the network practical experience and theoretical knowledge on local economics, resource management and governance within bio-based production chains.

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Toha De Brant

Toha is an Osmos expert bringing the network expertise in anthropology and years of practical experience with community building, advocacy and grass-roots development. As a passionate photographer, she also supports the team with documentation of events.

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