̴ CEO Nijhuis Industries Holding BV
̴ CEO and Founder of Naesta Holding
̴ Board Member Netherlands Water Partnership
̴ Member Advisory Board World Waternet
̴ Management Board Amsterdam International Water Week
Menno M. Holterman was born in 1969 and is a Dutch national. After obtaining a Masters degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Technology at Delft University of Technology Holterman worked at Heineken NV from 1995-1998 and occupied various management positions in the Netherlands, Slovakia and Papua New Guinea.
In 1998 he joined the Norit Group as Managing Director of Haffmans BV, one of the Norit group companies. In 2007 he was been appointed a Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and Member of the Executive Board of Directors of Norit NV. Next to achieving the ambitious growth targets of the Norit Group he was responsible for all the global Norit Sales & Service Centers, Corporate Marketing and Communication and business development. In 2010 Menno was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Norit Clean Process Technologies Holding helping its global customers to become more sustainable by doing “more with less”. The “Best Water Technology Company” awarded by Global Water Intelligence in April 2011 was a recognition of Norit’s reputation for innovation and successful commercialization of disruptive technologies like ultrafiltration membranes. In May 2011 Pentair Inc successfully acquired Norit’s Clean Process Technology Holding.
Menno extensively travelled around the globe, knows the global (waste)water, food & beverage and other industries and built an extensive network around the world. He served as Chairman of the Netherlands Water Technology Innovation Board and member of the Taskforce of the European Innovation Program and today as Board Member of the Netherlands Water Partnership and member of the Supervisory Board of WorldWaternet, executing the international projects of Waternet, the first integrated water cycle company in the Netherlands. Menno is also one of the initiators of the Amsterdam International Water Week and member of the Management Board, co-chairman of the Program Advisory Committee and chairing the Industrial Leaders Forum aiming to develop and implement a joint roadmap towards 2030 to solve the ever demanding water challenges around the world and create a circular and resilient water environment.
In 2012 Menno started a new venture, together with Ronald Ruijtenberg: “Naesta” aiming to built another leading international water technology platform. Naesta is the first ever industrial private equity company, headquartered in the Netherlands, dedicated to grow water technology companies, focusing on the water – energy – waste & food nexus. In November 2012 Naesta successfully invested in Nijhuis Water Technology, one of the largest and oldest wastewater treatment companies in the Netherlands striving to become a leading, innovative and truly global operating (waste)water treatment platform in the years to come. An ambitious growth strategy is successfully implemented, turning Nijhuis Industries into a leading global company in sustainable water use and resource recovery helping their global clientele to implement their sustainability requirements, lower their environmental and water footprint, improve their production efficiency and lower their lifecycle cost. In order to strengthen Nijhuis’ state-of-the-art technology portfolio and its presence in emerging markets, Excellent Ozone Solutions in the Netherlands and H2OK Water & Energy in the UK were successfully acquired and integrated within the group. Together with Sales & Service Centers in the USA, Colombia, UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Dubai, China and Singapore and a global network of dedicated (OEM) partners solid solutions are offered to industrial, agricultural and municipal clients turning cost centers into profit centers.