Team

Jurriaan Ruys

Founder, CEO
As CEO, Jurriaan sets out company strategy and direction, oversees operations and steers the Land Life team and projects across the world. Previously, Jurriaan was an engineer at Shell, Partner at McKinsey & Company and COO at Eneco (sustainable energy company).

Eduard Zanen

Founder
Eduard advises Land Life Company on strategy and product development. In addition to his activities for Land Life Company, he is the co-founder and co-CEO of Bugaboo International which produces innovative mobility products.

Arnout Asjes

Director, Middle East and Operations
Arnout leads production, implementation and execution of Land Life projects. He holds his ISA Certification as a certified arborist. Previously, Arnout was manager at VNU/ Nielsen and Ebbinge & Company and Founder of Swinxs Inc.

Rebekah Braswell

Director, United States
Rebekah leads strategy and project development in the USA. Previously, Rebekah worked at Monitor Group in Dubai. She worked on agriculture chain valuation and food security issues across the Middle East and Africa.

Willemijn Stoffels

Director, Latin America
Willemijn leads strategy and project development in Latin America. Prior to joining Land Life Company, Willemijn completed part of her degree in Mexico and worked at McKinsey & Company.

Charlotte Jongejan

Head of Marketing & Communications
Charlotte shapes and develops communication about our projects and impact worldwide and is the main contact for press and media. Charlotte worked as a freelance writer and for advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy.

Malcolm McVay

Regional Director, West Coast USA
Malcolm leads sales and operations for Land Life Company on the west coast of the US and is based in CA. Prior to joining Land Life Company, Malcolm worked for NRG Energy, a Fortune 200 energy company, where he led an electric vehicle charging business line.

Harrie Lövenstein

Head of Research & Development
Harrie leads product development of the Cocoon technology. He has an extensive academic background in arid land agriculture and is part of the team developing distant learning courses on Global Food Security at Wageningen University.

Octavio Lopez

Regional Director, Mexico
Octavio leads sales and operations for Land Life Company in Mexico and is based in Tijuana. Previously, Octavio led several reforestation efforts and managed organic growing and export agricultural programs.

Juan Villarreal

Manager of Operations, Mexico
Juan is responsible for the operations and sales of Land Life Mexico, legal representative of an NGO dedicated to the improvement of the environment and previously was quality supervisor at Samsung.

Roché Boedhoe

Product Engineer
Roché Boedhoe works as a freelance product designer. He holds a degree in Industrial Design Engineering and a Master’s degree in Strategic Product Design from Delft University. He advises on product design and construction to bring ideas to life.

Tom Lang

Product Developer
Tom leads our data strategy and builds tools to monitor and learn from our planting data. He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and previously worked at Qubit in London.

James Liu

Business Developer, China and New Business Models
James leads business activities in China and optimises Land Life projects' carbon, water and other environmental benefits. Previously, James worked at the emissions trading desk of Statkraft, focusing on offset mechanisms and the Chinese carbon market.

Partners and Experts

Franz Jaeger, Fasergusswerk

Franz is the General Manager of FGW Fasergusswerk, one of the leading molded fiber producers in Europe, developing and producing custom made pulp products for high and specific demands. The eco-friendly products are biodegradable, compostable and made from recycled waste paper.

Pius Floris

Pius Floris is a renowned Dutch soil and root biology specialist. He is the former CEO of Pius Floris Tree Care (estbl. 1981), the leading tree care company in Europe (www.piusfloris.nl) and current CEO of Plant Health Cure (www.phc.eu) - a leading consultancy organization in soil life organisms with a clear focus on the Rhizosphere, as well as producing mycorrhizal spores, rhizobacteria and other natural soil organisms and products.
PHC
supports farmers, foresters and plant growers to sustainably produce healthy plants which use less water, fertilizers and pesticides. The company is active in 23 countries and based in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands.
p.floris@phc.eu

Founders

Jurriaan Ruys

Founder, CEO

Eduard Zanen

Founder

Investors / Advisory Board

Alan Chan

Daan Laméris

Jeremy Oppenheim

Martin Stuchtey

Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping and country offices

Is there a local distributor near me?

We have local teams in the USA, South Africa, China, Mexico and Italy. You can contact them at the following addresses:

USA:

Lesley Short

l.short@landlifecompany.com

or

Malcolm Mc Vay

m.mcvay@landlifecompany.com

South Africa:

Lyndre Nel

l.nel@landlifecompany.com

China:

Robert Devine

r.devine@landlifecompany.com

Mexico:

Juan Villarreal

j.villarreal@landlifecompany.com

Italy:

Antonella Totaro

atotaro.landlifecompany@gmail.com
How do you ship?

The Cocoons are shipped in smaller numbers per box (max 20), per pallet (310 Cocoons) or 20ft (3100 Cocoons) and 40ft (7260 Cocoons) containers, exact shipping costs need to be requested with the shipping vendor dependent on volume and exact location. We ship from our production facility in Germany or local hubs to all locations around the world. Please note, this can be expensive and take some time especially for more remote locations. Right now we are a small company working hard on having local production hubs in many more countries to bring down logistical input and costs.

I’m from India, can I buy Cocoons from you?

Currently we don’t have a local distributor in India, although we are aware this region is in need of nature restoration and could benefit greatly from a technology like the Cocoon. It is possible to order Cocoons(minimum 8 Cocoons) and we can ship these to you.

Purchasing the Cocoon

Where can I buy the Cocoon?

The Cocoon is mostly sold for large-scale nature restoration projects and shipped from our production facility here in Europe. If you are interested in purchasing the Cocoon for your own restoration project, please email info@landlifecompany.com or your local distributor with some more detailed information about your restoration needs. Make sure to tell us about your location climate, soil type, tree species and the number of Cocoons you need so we can help you further.

What is the price of the Cocoon?

The Cocoon costs 9 USD or 8 Euro with a minimum order of 12 in the US and 8 to all other countries. We can include Mycorrhiza tablets (organic fertilisers consisting of live fungi to stimulate root growth) at 0,50 euro each. Shipping costs are not included in the price.

How does the Cocoon work?

What tree species can I plant with the Cocoon?

We always work with partners and clients to determine the ideal tree species for your climate and soil type. Generally, you can plant native species with the Cocoon, and try to find trees that quickly deep-root in search of sub-surface soil moisture.

Where can I plant the Cocoon?

The Cocoon is developed specifically to help trees grow in degraded and arid soils. We can’t reclaim deserts that have been deserts since the dawn of time, such as the Sahara. But we can, and we must, stop desertification of once fertile lands. We have to bring back what was once green or we won’t be able to feed and house animals and make human life sustainable in the future.

Is the Cocoon patented?

The Cocoon is a patented design and although it indeed looks very simple, we like to call it ‘’low-tech high-tech”. In fact, the exact design of the Cocoon has been refined over the last 3 years by our Research and Development team in collaboration with our production partners and is specially crafted to hold the water supply for the first critical months, gradually drip feed water to the tree’s roots and fully degrade as the tree becomes independent.

About Land Life Company

Can I donate or get involved in tree planting?

Land Life Company is not a charity or NGO, we are a social enterprise that aims to become a healthy and innovative company as we grow from start-up to scale-up. You can, of course, purchase our Cocoon planting technology for your own restoration project and please share our work with friends and family via our social media channels.
If you want to get involved in planting trees in your community, get in touch with your local WWF office or one of the following volunteer-based environmental organizations;
Earth Day (global)
Tree People (USA)
Arbor Day Foundation (USA)
SayTrees (India)
Greening Australia

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Land Life Company is a Private Limited Company, Land Life Company® and the Cocoon® technology are registered brand names in the Benelux.


Email: info@landlifecompany.com
Amsterdam office: +31 20 2614875
Mexico office: +52 664 154 1699
US office: + 1 (310) 487 9719

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