Thomas Vaassen

Co-founder and CTO, Meridia

Thomas is co-founder and CTO of Meridia, a venture that helps rural landholders unlock the value of their land by providing them land documentation services and obtaining legal land title at scale. To date, Meridia provides its services to rural and peri-urban landholders in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Indonesia. Meridia is the initiator of the Côte d’Ivoire Land Partnership (CLAP) to deliver land rights documentation to Ivorian cocoa farmers at scale through an innovative business model and PPP approach. In the past decade Thomas has worked as a management consultant, co-founded start-ups and worked to build the impact entrepreneurial ecosystem globally.