Jop Blom – Serial Social Entrepreneurs & Founding Partner Behold International
Serial social entrepreneur Jop Blom has over 20 years of international experience in empowering CSR, social / green entrepreneurship & innovation beyond borders for sustainable growth. As a passionate catalyzer Jop dedicates his unlimited resources of energy, experience, drive and networks to engage with your teams to think out of the box and kick start revolutionary new social innovation projects that will drive the sustainable growth, long term value creation and leadership of your organisation and the world around you. Jop started his career in the beginning of this century for Business Creation, a European consultancy firm specialised in finding alternative solutions in complex divestment operations for multinational clients. Often supporting management buyouts, turning older large industrial sites into new multi-user technology business parks or turning redundant industries into upcoming recycling activities and creating green jobs.
This was followed by a career as a forefront social entrepreneur in which Jop amongst others supported the set-up of one of the first Dutch impact investment funds, the first co-working social venture house as well as facilitating many corporate – NGO partnerships in which both parties joined forces to combat global challenges. As a true global citizen Jop has personally been involved in over 50 projects in over 25 countries supporting amazingly committed teams and bright individuals and leaders to boost social entrepreneurship & innovation in corporates (Red Bull, Edcon, Anglo American, Ordina, BlowUP media), NGOs (UNV, Hivos, Red Cross, GiZ) and (semi) Governments (NL Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MVO Nederland, NL Enterprise Agency, Centre to Promote Exports, Chamber of Commerce Bogota, ProColombia) as well as many social enterprises, Impact Investment Funds and innovation & acceleration programs (Buxeros Capital / DGGF / Climate Launchpad / Rockstart Colombia /Impact booster / Business in Development).
His Beholding Social Venture Group consists of CSR and Impact Management & Acceleration consultancy activities and social ventures in Amsterdam, Bogota, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Jop often shares his unique social entrepreneurial experience and “impact acceleration model for purpose driven high performance organisations for sustainable growth and positive impact” as a keynote speaker and opinion leader on international events and conferences.
Jop holds a MSc. In Law and Economics of the University of Utrecht.