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New CEO at NSure


Arno van de Kant started as Chief Executive Officer at NSure on 1st November 2017. His appointment will facilitate the ongoing professionalism of NSure. With his knowledge and broad background in business and development, Van de Kant will positively contribute to further international growth. He is succeeding Theo Aanhane, who’s efforts over the past three years have greatly contributed to NSure’s development. Theo has taken a new challenge as Business Unit Manager for Horticulture at Eurofins Agro.

Having completed his studies in industrial microbiology, Van de Kant gained experience in various capacities in the fields of sales, business development and general management at organisations including New Brunswick Scientific, Akzo Nobel, Microdish and Biomerieux. He has also had several jobs at several contract research organisations (CROs) like TNO, NIZO food research and the Bioprocess Pilot Facility. Furthermore, he was actively involved in European platforms at EuropaBio.

Arno van de Kant said: “I’m convinced that my expertise and experiences in sales, business development and as CEO at several companies in diagnostics and CROs, allow me to make a quick start at NSure. The aspiration to achieve further international growth requires a strong focus on sales and commerce. I am looking forward to dedicating my knowledge and experience to NSure thus contributing to further professionalisation, development and growth.”

NSure is an innovative company that develops molecular tests for the agricultural sector. We can develop highly accurate tests by selecting genes that are responsible for specific quality traits in crops of interest; traits such as storage disorders in fresh produce or early detection of key physiological transitions between dormancy, growth and flowering. NSure also provides molecular diagnostic services to agricultural and chemical companies. By appointing Van de Kant, NSure expects to strengthen its position as global leader in gene activity measurements in the agricultural chain.