Duurzame 50 2016 - Nummer 17
Meiny Prins is the CEO and co-owner of Priva in The Netherlands. Priva is a high tech company which develops hardware, software and services in the field of climate control, including energy- and water savings. Our markets are high tech horticulture, indoor- and city farming and building automation such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals. With 450 colleagues, 14 local offices and 150 international installation partners, we provide products and services in more than 100 countries.
Meiny is proclaimed Businesswoman of the Year 2009 and received for Priva the first CleanTech Star of WNF (World Wildlife Fund) due to the energy saving programs developed for buildings and greenhouses).
Meiny devotes herself to promoting sustainability, innovation and internationalization. She is a much sought-after authority in this field. With her clear, inspirational message on sustainability, she bridges the divide between companies, governments and sectors.
Meiny Prins is, among other, member of the Dutch Trade & Investment Board and the Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance. She is closely involved in the so-called Top Sectors in the Netherlands, in particular on the themes Water, Energy and Horticulture.
In 2014 Meiny Prins started the 'Sustainable Urban Delta' initiative, a collection of treasures in the field of water, food, energy and mobility. With Sustainable Urban Delta she shows how many integrated solutions are already there to contribute solving the problems of the growing metropolitan areas in the world.