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Quirijn Bolle

Quirijn Bolle (The Netherlands) is the founder and, until recently, CEO of Marqt, a sustainable supermarket chain with 15 stores in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam and The Hague. After graduating university, Bolle held several management positions at AHOLD, an international retailer based in The Netherlands. It was however only when he started working for US Foodservice, a subsidiary of AHOLD, that he first came across the products they sold. He founded Marqt, together with Meike Beeren, in order to counter the economy-driven food market and offer the customer fair products with reasonable prices.