Bob Drake

Bob joined Nidera Group in 1974 where he held various positions, including Head Trader, Director of Nidera Handelscompagnie BV, and Chairman of the supervisory board of Nidera Holdings. This ended when NIDERA was sold to the Chinese conglomerate COFCO in 2016. Currently, Bob is Managing Director of Cygne BV and Managing Director of NGM International BV. He sits on several boards, one of which is the American Chamber of Commerce, and committees. In April 2013, he was knighted (ridder) by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Bob earned a BS in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University in 1973. In 1995, he received an MBA from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and he completed the ‘Programme International de Gestion Generale’ at INSEAD, France in 1980.