Hein has a long career in finance and strategy. Started as a lieutenant in the Royal Dutch
Navy followed by several functions at Royal Numico-Danone, Hero Group, management
consultancy with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and afterwards joining De Ruiter Seeds Group as
CFO. After Monsanto acquired De Ruiter Seeds in 2008, Hein was a member of the European
Vegetable Leadership Team and in 2010 became Monsanto’s Global Integrated Finance Lead
working from St.Louis, MO, USA.
Hein is an alumnus of the University of Groningen (MBA), the Erasmus University Rotterdam
(Executive Master of Finance & Control) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA
Hein co-founded Solynta in 2007 and became CEO in 2013.