Non Executive Directors

Robert-Jan Van Ogtrop, 53 - Director

Robert-Jan Van Ogtrop

  • Robert-Jan has served in Cautha’s Board of Directors since 2009. An experienced financier, he holds interests in a number of clean tech ventures globally
  • Robert-Jan has been an Industrial Partner at CVC Capital, one of Europe’s major private equity firms, since 2001
  • He is currently Chairman of Leaf, TBL Mirror Fund and African Parks and a board member of Schuitema , BID Network and the Wilderness Foundation. Previously he served as CEO of Remy-Cointreau and Bols Royal Distilleries
  • Robert-Jan holds an MBA from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He is fluent in Dutch, English, German and Italian

Willem-Jan Schutte, Director

Willem-Jan Schutte

  • Willem-Jan joined Cautha’s Board of Directors in 2009. He brings over 10 years of experience as founder, manager or director at several technology companies
  • He founded Schutte & Co., a venture partner firm, and co-founded Glubble, where he heads strategic partnerships. Prior to that, he launched several successful startups, including (sold to McGraw-Hill in 1998) and BackStream (bought by Ordina N.V. in 2005)
  • Willem-Jan is fluent in Dutch and English

Laura Avogadro di Collobiano, Advisor

Laura Avogadro di Collobiano

  • Laura has been a key member of the Cautha team since its inception, working on project origination, branding strategies and communication
  • A branding, marketing and sales professional, she has worked for a number of prestigious brands, and is currently head of sales and marketing at Tenuta di Valgiano, a leading Tuscan winemaker
  • Laura holds a degree in graphics and communication from the Scuola Politecnica di Design Nino Salvatore (Milan). She is fluent in Italian, English and French