The ATRAXX Group is managed by its founder Sjors Jansen and is supported by a growing network of associated professionals with substantial private investor, entrepreneurial, operational, financial, and legal backgrounds and experience.
Head of Consulting Practice
"During the 4+ years I worked as a project manager in Nigeria I became aware of both the great need for growth capital and support in Africa, and the tremendous economic and social impacts that can be realised by those who can deliver these. This inspired me to change my career direction and work towards these goals."
Sjors founded the ATRAXX Group in late 2016 following 19 years with Shell International. He developed strong project management skills working in medium (± 0.5 $B) to large-scale (> 15 $B) projects in the oil & gas industry. His track record includes the successful identification, preparation, and personal management of projects up to 600 $M in challenging business environments and geographies. He negotiated and managed work contracts from around 5 $M to over 4 $B. During his work Sjors lived in seven countries, including China, Russia, and Nigeria. Sjors holds a M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, and his other interests include mentoring and business coaching.
We draw on the experience and expertise of our Special Advisors and extended network.
Ms. Aureliarita Marcellus - Special Advisor Kenya & Agro-Business
Aureliarita is an International and European Lawyer, specialized in the global intersection of business law and Human rights. She has worked with various international organizations including the African Court of Human Rights and the UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal. She also works as the co-producer and creative director of AfricaWebTV, a Dutch-based media company that produces Africa-related news and lifestyle content.
Aureliarita has run a number of small-scale agro-business projects in Kenya from 2015. Her other interests include Corporate Social Responsibility and the effects of Impact Investment.
Mr. Maxim Kamst - Special Advisor Technology & Project Management
Maxim is a seasoned project manager with broad experience in the oil and gas, plastics, and food industry. He is experienced in plant design, construction, and operations management.
Maxim is an accredited project manager (IPM-B) and holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management. Maxim currently works as a Project Manager for Shell International. His other interests include sustainable development and renewable energy.
Mr. Frank Huitema – Special Advisor Finance and Economics
Frank is an experienced macroeconomist with a special focus on international trade, foreign investment and the management of financial risks. He has extensive experience in business case analysis, financial modelling, and investment management.
Frank currently works as Chief Investment Officer at a Dutch Institutional Investor. His other interests include productivity growth in emerging market economies and the modelling of volatility.