Before joining Black Bear, Glimmerveen spent more than 30 years in senior finance and executive positions at McKinsey & Company, DAF Trucks, Eneco, and Egeria.
Most recently, he was managing director for waste management and recycling company Van Gansewinkel (now Renewi) Netherlands.
Glimmerveen will speak at the European Venture Philanthropy Association conference, which takes place Nov. 29-30 in Poland.
“At van Gansewinkel, I was intrigued by the opportunities in the circular economy and in particularly by the combination of an attractive business model and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment. Black Bear is in a unique position to deliver on both promises,” Glimmerveen said.
“By adding Geert to our team, we gain the deep experience of someone who has successfully led growth organizations. As we scale and roll-out internationally, we need to make sure we also build a strong organization to support this,” Black Bear CEO Martijn Lopes Cardozo added.