Merel is a consultant at 3Keel, specialising in sustainable commodities. Her interests lie in global food supply chains and the business challenge of optimising decisions with multiple objectives – including sustainability. Driven by a strong and wide-ranging curiosity, and with a keen eye for detail, Merel is key to many of our commodity research and analysis projects.
Prior to joining 3Keel, Merel worked with a major international grocery retailer on product integrity, food safety and social compliance. This included working on product sustainability and supply chain labour conditions, as well as interacting with multiple sustainability certification schemes and providing input into their standard and assurance revision processes.
Merel holds a BSc in Nutrition from Wageningen University and an MSc in Sustainable Business and Innovation at the University of Utrecht. Her MSc dissertation was on the fragmented and transnational governance around Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported fishing.