Douwe Jan Joustra has joined the C&A Foundation team as the Head of Circular Transformation since 1 September 2017. Douwe Jan joins as a member of C&A Foundation’s leadership team and, in this role, will develop and execute along with his team an innovative strategy to accelerate the global apparel industry’s shift toward circular, regenerative business models. He is based in Amsterdam at the Fashion for Good Centre.
Douwe Jan is a distinguished expert in circular economy, he first introduced the concept to the Netherlands and has since held leadership and advisory positions with governments, funders, and business to facilitate new, circular business models. His experience includes management of the Dutch Accelerator CE, national coordination of the Cradle to Cradle strategy for the Dutch government, and creation of a consulting firm, ICE, that has been catalysing the shift from paying for goods to paying for services. He has also advised the governments of Brazil and Taiwan on developing their circular economy policies.