Derk Hendriksen
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Derk Hendriksen
Derk Hendriksen is the Co-CEO of Treasure8, a food technology company leading a Resource Revolution® to bring disease-fighting, sustainable nutrition to a rapidly growing planet. Treasure8 has gained exclusive rights to the USDA's powerful SAUNA™ dehydration technology, allowing it to upcycle and produce long-lasting, shelf-stable products, ingredients, and more. Derk is a long-time veteran of the food and beverage space, with a career that spans over twenty-five years. Prior to joining the executive team at Treasure8, Derk ran a consultancy dedicated toward forwarding purpose-driven businesses, Hendriksen Ventures, and previously spent over two decades with The Coca-Cola Company, where he served in many commercial and leadership roles all around the world. Most recently, Derk served as the VP of Business Integration in the Office of Sustainability, which was what led him to become an intrapreneur, leading the founding team of Coca Cola's Social Enterprise Unit, EKOCOMPANY. This marked the beginning of his entrepreneurial life, including the start of EKOCENTER, a program geared towards helping underserved communities in terms of improving health, reducing environmental impact, and increasing prosperity. A Dutch native, Derk is now based in the United States, splitting his time between a home in Atlanta and Treasure8’s headquarters in San Francisco. Driven by the promise of achieving rapid industry transformation, Derk is extremely (and impatiently) inspired by purpose-backed businesses, especially the one he helps to lead at Treasure8.