About us

Bert van Gelder

I have been working at Fruit Market International B.V. since February 2020 and I am very excited about this

new challenge within the enthusiastic and driven FMI team. It’s in my character to achieve the best results in a calm way and with maximum dedication. I draw my inspiration and creativity from many walks and from spending time with my family, relatives and friends.


I took my first steps into the fresh produce world over 20 years ago. I started at an

importer in Rotterdam where I was initially responsible for the commercial

administration of purchasing from South America. I was soon able to take over purchasing from South America myself. Over the years I have built up a good customer base in the Netherlands, the UK and southern Europe. In that time I learnt a lot, travelled, met many people and developed various friendships.


All those great experiences of recent years have led to me being highly motivated by my “mission” within FMI: further developing the purchasing of a wide range of products within the organisation and the sales of a varied and specialised range to our customers.


I’m working towards a challenging future together with my wonderful colleagues with enormous pleasure and enthusiasm.