Nieuws Published at 8 November 2019


Today, 08 November 2019, Koen Houwen was elected HHM "Entrepreneur of the Year" 2019 for his efforts with his company: Holland Wafels!

Congratulations To Koen!

After a round of open nominations at the end of October, the first week of November voting was open for the title "Entrepreneur of the Year" 2019! Beforehand, a professional jury of industry leaders had made a selection of 3 finalists out of 9 nominated entrepreneurs in Mexico. 

Voting was open to the public in general through an online poll made available on HHM´s social media and website. Although votes were coming in steadily since the beginning of the campaign, it was not until the last 2 days that the poll took a surprising turn and voting increased exponentially. 

In what can only be described as a homerun, Koen Houwen with his company Holland Wafels was the clear victor of this race.

We will be awarding the "Entrepreneur of the Year" trophy to Koen shortly.

We also congratulate the other nominees: 

Tammo Hoeksema, Ornamental Growers Group (Runner-Up)
Rens Van Maris, Cheese Farmer  (Finalist)
Astrid Van Dam, Superior Tours Vallarta
Glenn Van Damme,  La Poffería
Francesca Verschoor, Ñam
Herman Janssen, Cook
Jorrit Tolhoek, Learn Spanish In Mexico City
Gerard Kemmerink, Carpinter


As well as Dutch entrepreneurs in Mexico in general. 


With a special thank you to the jury: 

Eline Kalis, Head of marketing and communications Mexico for Air France – KLM

Marcellus van Eck, Director at EY

Sjef Minke, CEO Micon Capital