Harry Smit studied Agricultural Economics in Wageningen and continued his career at what was then known as the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food.
After six years, he left the ministry for a career at the Rabobank. He now works as a Senior Analyst of Farming and Farm Inputs at Rabobank International. His job consists of mapping markets and companies that are active in the farm input sector. These are companies that develop chemical fertilisers, seeds, agricultural equipment and plant protection products. He presents his findings in reports that are widely used; as a basis for company strategies, but also as a basis for the credit decisions that the Rabobank makes.
Harry is very satisfied with his job and his background in Wageningen: “The best thing about my work is that I, as a farmer’s son, can still be involved in the agricultural sector in an international setting. It is very interesting to be involved in broad issues in the agricultural- and food sector.”