Despite holding a law degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Stefan started his career as scriptwriter for Dutch television soap series and detective series.
Twenty years ago, he set up a highly successful public event company in Western Europe, called Elfia. In 2014 he invested in the first ever cacao farming company in Cambodia, Kamkav Farm. Kamkav also has a fermentation and drying station for more than 60 cacao farmers of both Khmer and indigenous origin.
In Malaysia, Stefan set up a small cacao distribution hub and a mini chocolate confectionery.
With the guidance of the Malaysia Cocoa Board, he hopes to set up a similar farmer program in East Malaysia in the near future, as in Cambodia.