Marcel Boekhoorn

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Marcel Boekhoorn

Marcel Boekhoorn (born 30 October 1959 in Nijmegen, Netherlands) is a Dutch investor with a wide array of business interests. Boekhoorn's estimated net worth is €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion), making him one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

Boekhoorn, a CPA by training, founded his investment vehicle Ramphastos Investments in 1994. Over the ensuing years Boekhoorn acquired and sold numerous companies. Boekhoorn is the investor of the Dutch football club N.E.C. Nijmegen

Boekhoorn serves on the supervisory board of German listed company Implantate AG (biomedical implants). Boekhoorn has a passion for wildlife and is an active sponsor of various nature and wildlife protection programs. Boekhoorn owns Ouwehands zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark) and produced a TV series and multiple movies about eight young rangers During the state visit to China of Dutch King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima, the Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a zoological partnership between the Netherlands and China with the purpose of protecting the giant panda. In the presence of the Chinese President and King Willem Alexander, Boekhoorn signed a partnership agreement on behalf of Ouwehands Zoo with the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association.

Amongst Boekhoorn's advisers are Cees van der Hoeven, former CEO of supermarket chain Ahold and Wilco Jiskoot, former executive board member of ABN AMRO Bank.