With our growing world population we are placing Earth’s natural resources under severe pressure. One of our most pressing challenges will be to feed everyone a balanced and nutritious diet while keeping our effects on the environment to a minimum.

Team members

John Mairlot

Investment Manager


John is part of the investment team of Aqua-Spark. Prior to joining Aqua-Spark, he worked as an Investment Manager at Cobepa, a Belgium-based private equity company, where he was responsible for due diligence, deal execution and portfolio management. Later, he headed the rural business development initiatives of the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. He holds a Master in Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management and an MBA from INSEAD. In his free time, he is a passionate traveler, reader and skier. He is a fervent believer that business plays a key role in finding solutions to complex societal challenges.