We have a passion to connect people

About us

Our mission at DUTCHAM is to bring business professionals together during high-level networking events, exchange information and best practises across different industries and ultimately contribute in an active way to the successes of our Dutch companies in Brazil.

A story that started more than 68 years ago

DUTCHAM is a non-profit association, founded in 1952, with the objective to promote and assist trade businesses and investments between the Netherlands and Brazil.

After decades of providing a business support to our Dutch companies and business professionals, we became the official Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Brazil, recognized by the Dutch Embassy & Consulates and empowered by the major Dutch companies such as Heineken, Shell, ING, Philips, KLM, Makro, Boskalis, Randstad and many more.

Today DUTCHAM became the unique platform that gathers all stakeholders who are doing or willing to do business with the Dutch community. A solid network of business professionals that offers great added value in terms of knowledge and expertise.

Our Board of Directors is composed of top-level Executives, representing important parties in the bilateral commercial relationship between Brazil and the Netherlands, regardless of their origin or nationality.


A story that started more than 68 years ago

Our vision of building solid relations

We focus on developing and maintaining a wide structure of networking activities, relevant business services and strong business relations with key stakeholders.

Our goal is to represent the interests of the Dutch business community – both companies and business professionals – and help them to expand their business opportunities in Brazil.

Besides supporting our companies who are currently present on the Brazilian market, we also provide a range of professional services to Dutch entrepreneurs who willing to come and do business in Brazil. Our network of local business professionals and expertise on the market enable us to share great added value to potential newcomers into the market.

Our head office is based in São Paulo, with an official representative in Rio, enabling us to cover the main Dutch business activities across Brazil.

Our vision of building solid relations

The Board of Directors

Titus Cunnen
CFO at Makro

Mauricio Giamellaro
CEO at Heineken

Joris Steinberg
Vice-President (Rio)
Director at Atlas Professionals

Peggy De Rop
Managing Director

Michael van Erp
Finance Manager
Senior Manager at EY

The Board of Directors

Advisory Board members

Alexandre Fujimoto KPMG Partner
Daniel Campos AkzoNobel Managing Director SA
Deonisio Petry Figwal Managing Director
Fabio Costa LeasePlan CEO
Fausto Caron ABN AMRO CEO
Frank de Meijer EY Partner
Leticia Mendes Boskalis Commercial Manager
Marcelo Castanares DSM Regional Financial Director
Mark Wiessing Rabobank Regional Head SA – CEO Brazil
Mattijs Mans KPMG Manager Audit
Mauricio Adade DSM President Latam
Patricia Frossard PHILIPS Brazil Country Manager
Pieter Freriks Deloitte Partner Financial Advisory
Raphael Zaroni Zaroni Advogados Partner
Samuel Canineu ING Country Manager
Seth van Straten KLM Commercial Director SA

Our Team

Peggy De Rop
Peggy De Rop Managing Director
Maria Eduarda Padilha
Maria Eduarda Padilha Management Assistant